Converting short term memory (STM) to long term memory (LTM) - the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine "tip sheet" of ways you can more effectively convert your STM to LTM is an EXCELLENT tool for building the study of finer topics into your skill set. Read it slowly, then read it again... The value is tremendous.
Article: "A Learning Secret: Don't take notes on a laptop" - A very data driven analysis of taking notes the "old fashioned way" (by hand) and using the computer. This is a very telling article.
A Learning Secret: Don't take notes with your laptop!