Learning to Learn is an important skill in life. Learning is incorporated into memory either as long term or short term memory. The break up of what we learn is in the categories of processing the yield into WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW and WHY.
The first 3 components go into the short term memory equivalent to Random access memory of the computers. it is finite and depends on the RAM capacity of the computers and in the genetic capacity and training in the Memory isometrics. All our information, generally, is related to the first 3 components and is prone to decay at variable rates.
The real key of keeping everything into your rational, meaningful, readily available for servicing is long term memory. it can happen only when you go into the HOW, and Why components of what you learn.
Such memory is hard wearing and decay resistant. Even dementia patients retain long term memory. If a sense of wonderment is attendant with that learning you are a clear winner and Sky can only be the limit.
What is more important is how one processes the information?
Studying Chemistry and Maths over the last two years has been made easier and enjoyable through the help of my tutors David and Hamid. They understand how young minds think and tailor there lessons so they are interesting but also productive.