Want to be an A student? One of the best study tools you can have is note cards. Note cards made a great way to study when no one is around to quiz you. Write all of the key terms, dates and important people on one side and the definition, event or accomplishment on the other. Go through with one side up and learn what is on the back. Once you learn that cards information put it aside. Once you have done this for all of the cards flip them over and learn them the other way. You will know your stuff frontwards and backwards.