I think that the only technique that made me learn something was visualizing -if it's even technique. I was never taught how to learn in school. And even visualizing happened only sometimes, automaticly, when I liked something. Or if it wasn't intimidating. I have trouble remembering most of the stuff I've "learned" in highschool and even university. Because most of us relied on ROTE memorization. Repeat until it temporarily sticks to your brain.
I want to know how successful learners learn. Is it just visualizing? And how do they work around more complex topics?
What can I do to learn better, to understand something the best way possible so I can do whatever I see fit with it? So it sticks for life, not just a day,week or month.
Maybe the question is somewhat crazy, because I'm not interested in dividing content into manageable chunks or learning for exam. I'm more interested in a thought process. What a successful learner does to understand the subject? The approach is what interests me the most. Because I can divide content, make notes, listen to lecture, but wrapping the mind around something is questionable. I have no idea if I'm actually learning or just trying to remember a list.
If you have a link or idea how do I look for the explanation,please provide it in your answer. I don't mind personal experience if certain thing worked for you, as long as SE doesn't mind.