Do you actually know your Learning Style? In other words, are you a Visual Learner, an Auditory Learner or a Kinaesthetic Learner? It really is super important that you know what kind of learner you are, so you can short-cut the time of learning, and be more effective and natural with your study. A lot of students don’t really take this seriously, but I think it’s the foundation to good studying.
For example, if you are Visual, then you should most definitely create and re-create mind maps as you study. If you’re Auditory, then you should create audio-notes and listen to your notes all the time. And if you’re Kinaesthetic, then you should create flash-cards and lay them around the room and perhaps walk around as you study your many flash-cards. What ever it takes to not fall asleep as you look at highlighted page of notes, which would never work for kinaesthetic learners. There are soooo many different ways to study using the various learning styles. These are just a few examples. More posts about learning styles will posted soon!
Do Google some Learning Style tests, and see what type of learner you are.. You might be surprised.