Hi jessicabrooke!!! Thanks so, so much for your words, I’m so grateful that you find this blog useful!!! You’re a cutie (●´∀｀●)
Well, how do you study? Do you just sit there and read your chapters or notes and say “ok, I understand this” and then forget about it? I always advise getting into a more active studying by taking your own notes in class, asking doubts to your teachers, and quizzing yourself. Take someone who is not knowledgeable in your studying area and make them ask you questions from your notes. This way you’ll have to break down the concepts to something easier so that person understand. I do this with my mom, who is not versed on biology or chemistry, and it’s really helpful to make yourself realize if you’ve really understood the concepts, because when you have the basic meaning, you just have to start building from that point!
Maybe tutoring would also be a great idea. I did this when I had to study chemistry, maths and physics and my teacher brought me tons of exercises and tests to practice. It was useful for me, so I always recommend it, as long as it is possible.
It’s also really important to not stress yourself thinking “Oh god, I’m going to study this and then I’m going to forget no matter how hard I try”. NOPE. GET THOSE IDEAS OUT OF YOUR MIND. Believe me, it may seem like you don’t think that but possibly you do.
This is all drawn form personal experience, of course, so maybe talking to some of your professors or a professional in education and learning could be useful too. In the end, I’m no expert, I’m just a student sharing her experiences!