Honestly, I think knowing how you learn best is an important thing that will help you in all aspects of your life. From drawing, to writing, to school, to...everything. In order to grow and take full advantage of your talents, it's essential that you teach yourself how to teach yourself. It's not something that other people can do for you.
...And I'm really really upset that I didn't figure that out until my third year of college.
Anyway, I know now that I learn best by doing. In a pressure-free environment (for example, a new video game~) I don't bother reading the instructions; I just jump right in. Things stick in my head better when I'm the one who puts them there. I actually think that philosophy works for most people, at least to some extent: you're not likely to forget something you have to discover all on your own.
Unfortunately, sometimes you have to at least glance at the instructions...the modern education system, for example, is not built for people who like to "wing it". And sometimes you gotta learn something totally foreign that you have no idea how to "wing".
But I got a trick for that, too: examples! After years of studying the 'traditional way' by doing readings and practice problems and all that garbage, I finally figured out that it's way more efficient for me to (a) find solved problems, (b) copy them, and (c) do them over and over again until I discover the pattern for myself. I've already significantly improved my math performance by implementing that system (knock on wood...).
Whether I'm doing that much better or not, though...at least math actually feels like fun again. After all these years. ^^
So I decided to expand the system to other areas of my life. Instead of just exposing myself to other people's art techniques, for example, I straight-up copy them. I take some time out to analyze their work and try to reproduce it in my own style. I keep experimenting until I learn the pattern. And it actually works, so well~ ^^ My lighting/shading has dramatically improved over the last year, and I still have a long way to go.
It's such a nice feeling, to actually have an idea of how your mind works~. Knowing that you can probably learn anything if you just do x, y, and z can make you feel really confident.
The only drawback (at least, with my system) is that there aren't always accessible examples to learn from...which kind of ruins everything, because Step 1 is 'Find examples'. If that step fails, the whole system is rendered powerless.
Sometimes you can't find a picture of the glow effect you want to try out. Sometimes the example math problem skips a lot of steps that you can't do on your own, or a certain professor's handwriting is so bad that all their mu symbols look like w's and you end up confused...
Anyway, nothing in this world is perfect. ^^; But leaning on your learning style will at least give you an advantage most of the time.
Just think of the way you usually behave; it's probably in there somewhere. Me, I hate it when people tell me what to do, and like I said, I never read instructions if I don't have to. If I'd taken some time to think about things like that, I would probably have figured out my learning style
in time to save my GPA much earlier.