Today was my first test of the semester.
It was in my Interpersonal Communication course, and other than it, so far this semester I've only had essays and research reports due. In my opinion, the first tests are always the worst. You haven't taken a test in a while, and this is your first testing experience (probably) with this professor.
In preparation, I made a study guide - full, eight written pages of lists and definitions and practice essays.
And then I made note cards.
It's more the rewriting than the actual use of the notecards and study guides that helps me, personally.
How about you? If you're still in school, how do you study? If not, what used to be the best way for you?