The latter. I have to actually use something to really learn it; otherwise it's just my eyes running over a page. Failing that, taking notes helps for me. Something about rewriting what I'm reading in my own words helps me remember it; maybe it's because I have to slow down and think about it for longer than I would if I'm just reading over it. That's just me, though.Hello CodeNiggers, How do you usually study theory/theoretic topic? MIT OCW and coursera? Books? Diving into a practical application of said topic?