I am looking for some advice on how to improve my reading and understanding of technical books. Right now I am in a networking class, and I am very motivated, love the class, but have a hard time reading and understanding the book. I know most of my problems come from being distracted, and I am limited on where and when I can study. I have done a lot of searching on the web and found a lot of good tools for learning how to learn, but none of which have had a major impact on my abilities. I am posting here now because I would like to get some feedback from people who are big on reading and learning, and have things that actually work for them and that they use. Please leave advice on how you study, how you make yourself concentrate, or improved your concentration, how you manage your time with this in mind: ( working fulltime, going to school full time, and taking care of a family member), overall imporve your creditable intake of knowledge. Oh yeah that is another problem for me being able to seperate the good source from the bad sources. I am trying to keep up with the things thats going on in the world, but there are so many news sites, that I can not figure which one is the best. I really enjoy reading about technology pref ( linux, and hardware) anything that youmay have to add would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing what you all have to say.