This topic could be called metalearning. In other words, learning how to learn. I'm speaking to all academic topics in this post, not just physics. I think we all develop our personal workflow almost by accident. We stumble upon a method or 2 that seems to work, and we stick to it. On top of that, we also have our personalities that affect how we choose to look at new concepts. 1. What materials, computer software, school programs, forums, etc do you use? Do you prefer drawings or text? Core equations or lots of example problems? OneNote or other note-taking software? Do you use a computer much while studying, or do you prefer to stick to physical books? 2. What is your typical schedule? Do you spend entire weekends catching up on material, or do you do your best to avoid this? Do you prefer studying in the morning, at night, or midday? 3. How do you approach new concepts in class? Do you accept it all as truth? Do you challenge it all? Do you rewrite everything in your own words, sometimes creating new, temporary theories until you've bridged the gap between others and yourself? Do you accept it all as truth until you can challenge the concepts on your own time? I'll post my answers to the above in a second.