What are some ways that I can not only study to retain but also to understand core concepts?
I’m currently in my Junior year in college and for this semester I’m taking abnormal psychology and molecular cell biology. These two courses have a lot of information that you must know in order to pass the class and I want a more effective way to study because I don’t think the way I’m studying now is sufficient enough. Most of the time I study by just reading my textbook and writing over my notes so that I don’t forget.
Practice problems. Study shows that by using the concepts and practice problems, you will be able to master the concepts better. You should always consider examples of how the core concepts are used and how they would vary under different circumstances when learning new ones.