What's the next step?
The next step in this learning process is to attend class. Attending class is the reason kids go to college. They want to learn, and succeed. To do well in a class means that you have to go to lectures. To me, going to lectures is the best way to study/learn for a class. Attending lectures help students learn what the professors want them to learn. Last semester I went to class, but sometimes I made bad decisions to skip for several different reasons. This semester I have only missed class twice, and I am very proud of myself. I honestly think that my grades are better because of the simple fact that I go to almost every single class. This is a very valuable step in the study cycle.
Here is an example of a class lecture where students attended class to learn, and succeed.
The third step
The third step to the study cycle is to review. Once a student goes to class they need to make sure they understand what was happening during the lecture. Reviewing the notes that you took in class can help you refresh your brain on what the previous class was about. Reviewing notes can be a struggle sometimes, but reviewing them within 24 hours of class can help you prepare better for tests. This step is hard for me to do after every class because I have so many classes to study for, but I try to study as hard as I can to always review because it so helpful in remembering material.