This is a little text heavy but I feel it's worth it. Give it a chance please. I've always been interested in how people learn; the whole psychology of both what makes people learn quickly and what holds them back. It's become more and more apparent to me the more different "things" I pick up that you have to learn how to learn. Running on this idea I thought of starting this thread to see how all of you guys and gals learn. For me, It's a combination of learning by doing, seeing, reading technical and non-technical books and watching video tutorials, regardless of what I decide I want to learn. Here's a breakdown of something I do frequently for Photography that helps me out a great deal. I would LOVE it if you could leave a brief description of one or 2 things that you do. In my opinion I think this will open a huge avenue for decisions and ideas on how to learn.. anything. One thing I do: For technical information online I will read through an article and when I see a word that I don't understand such as "aperture" I'll open a new tab and look that word up. Now there's a pretty big chance that I will find another word within this text describing what aperture is, so again.. when I hit that word that I really can't figure out, I open a NEW tab and look THAT up. I do this about 6 or 7 times and then I backtrack through the tabs so I can understand the previous definition or idea. This is sometimes tedious but for me It helps to get a much deeper understanding of what all these things do and how they work together. As far as technical information and definitions that has worked pretty well for me. Thoughts?