Many students lack some of the fundamental classroom skills. In preparing for class and study strategies remeber to always bring your book! Also always make sure to have a syllabus handy, wheter that be on your computer or an actual hard copy of the class syllabus. Don't be afraid to make marks in your textbook while you are studying. Sometimes just making simple marks in the margins makes a huge difference in how much you remember from the reading. Their are several different study systems one can use to look deeper into the information at hand. Another important element in good classroom skills is to create a productive study environment. Such as study location, study conditions and organization.