We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When I was a college student, I taught a fraternity brother friend this method for learning.
As a medical student, with the huge volume of material I had to learn, I used a little different method. I would write out outlines of my lecture notes and the book chapters we had to learn. Then I would outline the outline until I got it all down to 3x5 card size.
No med school, but in grad school I'd basically do the same thing. I was always carrying around a thick stack of them to review throughout the day. Tried to get my kids in the habit of doing it (sophomore and 8th grader), and they're like "there's an app for that." Ok, but note cards don't require a device that needs a charge, and they take up no room, easy to manage... Nothing.
I think "aye" discipline works, too. "Take this thingy and do A with it, then B, then report back." "Take thingy, aye. Do A, aye. Do B, aye. Report back, aye." Not only will you remember better, you'll clarify between the two of you that you genuinely heard and understood. Works even for married couples sorting out who'll walk the laundry and wash the cat.