I've noticed that my routine for studying mathematics, physics, chemistry etc. isn't doing me any good. It seems that no matter how much effort i put into studying the material, I am always one step behind and my test scores come back horrible. My current routine will be to read through the text, write down any important equations and example problems, watch instructor videos explaining the concepts, watch instructors solving example problems, and finally practice problems on my own until i feel like I've mastered the concept. Every time my preparation fails, i intensify the volume of which i do those steps. But it seems to do no good. My cousin on the other hand is outstanding with test scores well above the class average. He told me that he was in my position at one time but soon found his "groove" and everything has been smooth sailing for him ever since. I am starting to wonder if my routine isn't right for my learning capabilities. So i was wondering if some of you could share what you found to be helpful when learning difficult concepts. It's time for me to remodel my study routine.