Great question! Finding a study strategy that works often takes a lot of time and trial and error. I think the best way is to try a bunch of different studying strategies and see what helps you retain information best. Personally, rewriting notes helps me a lot. It forces me to reread everything and pick out certain parts that are important. Another strategy I use a lot is flashcards/quizlet. This is extremely helpful for me and it always works. Hope this helps!
One of the things that I have discovered about people that are having a problem with studying and learning is that many times this is a sign that they are pursuing the wrong career area.
It is very important to get to know yourself better to understand how your personality traits relate to jobs and select one where there is a good match and then talk to people face to face and in person involved in that area to determine if indeed it is a suitable match.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
-Check your class website to see if your professor includes any additional study references, examples, or other materials.
-Look up YouTube videos to explain some topics that you need a refresher on.
-Create study groups and connect with classmates afterwards.
-Keep study areas distraction free and make sure you are not cramming all nighters, study a bit throughout the entire week