Same here. If the instructor was any good, I would be totally engrossed in what the they were saying that I barely remembered to write any notes. When I would go back to my notes for review later, I'd find just a couple of hastily-written, disconnected, and out-of-context facts that didn't mean anything to me. If I would try to write down everything the instructor put on the chalkboard, I couldn't follow what he or she was saying and retained even less. So, like most other college students, I just crammed the day before a test. Fortunately I'm a good test-taker and was able to retain enough information long enough to do well!