Well figuring this is a Learning Challenge I signed up for the Coursera course: Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. Unfortunately I just got back late this afternoon and the first quiz was due this week. Fortunately I was able to watch all the videos and pass the quiz. That said I violated one of the principles which is "not to cram" but to do spaced repetitions. So I will try and go back over the week and review what they taught.