I'm a rather slow learner relative to other students. I take the understanding of the material to be of greater importance than rote memorization of it. If anyone looks at the forgetting curve of memorized material, you can appreciate how inefficient rote memorization is. I'm also quite lazy in doing work and prefer to be able to 'reason through' arguments, positions, subject matters. This method of learning, from direct experience in college, is very inefficient where grasping the entirety of a subject matter or more simply 'getting the big picture' of a discipline is much harder than focusing on a small portion of the material. So, my question is, is there any hope for learners like me or are there any other 'holistic' learners who did well in college? If so, I would greatly appreciate any assistance in tailoring my study habits to what worked for you. I should add that I've explored many different methods for memorization, via books you can buy online that explain the Loci method and such; but, those haven't really helped that much. Any advice or information appreciated on the matter!