Establish effective study skills
One of the most useful things we can train our students to do when they begin a new course is to adopt good study skills. Most students will benefit from taking time at the beginning of a new course in establishing such skills.
An organised notebook
Training students to keep organised notes during class is crucial. Suggest they divide their notebook into different sections, for example, general class work, homework, vocabulary, grammar, skills work and pronunciation, etc. Give time in class for them to take notes and monitor and correct what they are writing in their notebooks.
Source: Teenagers and exams