Some students learn better by doing. They’re called kinetic learners. In a way, I’m like that when it comes to some things, but with others, I always did better taking notes from a professor’s lecture. It could sometimes be as dry as toast, and for a lot of students in my class, many of whom I could hear snoring, it was a great insomnia cure. My sister didn’t do well in lecture halls when she was in college, so she obviously didn’t take after me.