Well i have one semester of college under my belt and overall i was pretty relaxed throughout the first half of the year. This semester my course load is 100x harder which is what i expected because i signed up for it! lol My schedule is as follows: Organic Chem Genetics Microbiology Physics 112(second half of the algebra based) French 101 My usual study method of going through and outlining the chapters does not seem to do the trick any more. For one thing it is VERY time consuming and it does not seem to be helping me in comprehending the material any more efficiently. I guess outlining helped me become more of an active reader rather than a passive one. Since I abandoned the outlining methods due to time constraints(i.e little to no free time) I have reverted back to becoming a passive reader. What do you guys/girls do to become more of an active reader?