I am not sure exactly how I learn-but I do know that I will probably have to revise the way that I do. Although it has been a long time, I do remember lots of 'active' reading that was active only by the fact that I had a color code going-highliters and colored pens.
I also remember meeting up at '2nd Cup' with the all-nighter group and studying basically by myself but supported by friends in similar stressful situations-stressful because invariably the exam was at 9am the next morning..
I rarely if ever referred to text books but did summarize my notes unto scribbled looseleafs. The danger I found with this is to just copy and not actually learn.
I believe I was quite lucky in my undergrad and somehow it did all come together..but I will have to space myself in this medical course.