Learning is actually a cycle of four steps:
Asking questions either verbally or in an email or online forum is one of the most important things you can do.
Memory is the process of storing and retrieving information.
Mnemonics are tricks for memorizing lists and data. They create artificial links to the data, making recall easier.
Note Taking Skills
The list method is focused exclusively on capturing as much of what the instructor says as possible.
The outline method allows you to prioritize the material. Key ideas are written on the left, subordinate ideas are indented.
Concept maps harness your visual sense to understand complex material by capturing the relationships among ideas.
The Cornell method follows a very specific format that consists of four boxes: a header, two columns, and a footer, it is simple to use and helpful for defining priorities
The critical thinking process is really nothing more than asking the right questions to understand a problem.
Critical thinking is invaluable for considering the value of research material and deciding how to use it.
Creativity in critical thinking is often as much about rearranging known ideas as it is about creating a completely new concept.