The QuestionIt took me a while to decide which style I had previously used to learn. Initially I thought I used the strategic learning method, but after giving it some thought I don't think any of us would be here if we relied on that especially as most of my exams were essay based.
Extra reading has always been essential to getting the top marks and to be able to use the extra info in the correct way you need to have fully (deeply) understood the course material.
So I have come to the conclusion, I deep learn mechanisms, reasons why etc. and strategically learn facts difficult drug names and the basic structure of the essays I would write.
You need to deep learn the core so that the strategically learnt facts and figures make sense, you canít do one without the other.