I wonder, how does you study / learn about things? Brainstorming? Understanding? Memorizing? Experiencing? Seeing examples? Also, how do you do it? Drawing tables? Mindmapping? Getting the gist? Reading the book and understanding its nuance and sentences? Swallowing the book and hoping you swallow the knowledge within? (Just kidding; but IINM, my own culture has a saying that if you burn a book and drink the ashes, you'll remember what it's written. >_> And I'm putting it here because I wonder if type affects studying methods. I personally like to understand it first, the patterns, the application, the connection and everything.