For instance instead of writing your outline in a bullet form on lined paper, try using a blank piece of paper without any lines and use a flow chart method. This has been a more effective tool for me so I can break down an entire chapter to one or two sheets of paper. Here are a couple examples (sorry for the fuzziness):
This is a list of terms for 5 chapters that is viewed at-a-glance format, easily read by me
This is my big white board and I'm transferring what is on the white board and putting it on to another sheet of paper
Then after I've put all the information in a much easier digestible format, I transfer the information to blank piece of printing paper and will pour over that during my study time for the test. Let's hope this works so that I can get a score on Friday's exam that will rock my socks off!