Early on at university I had been in the habit of paying very little attention to the way I learnt. I found myself writing the required essays on new and vast topics, which gave me the illusion of ammassing a detailed body of knowledge, that in reality was highly fragmented. Consequently I had forced myself into "surface learning" at the last minute before exams, which proved disasterous.
By my final year on a physiology degree course I had aquired an infinitely more regimented work routine and a more permanent or "deep learning" strategy, with the some occasional cramming.
Now that I am on the graduate medical degree course here at Warwick not only will much of the taught material be learnt through a process of experience, but it'll also necessarily be for life-long use and therefore constantly referred to.