When learning something new you have to trust yourself, have a personal disposition, and adequately organize your study time to digest the learning little by little.
It is useful to have a regime of self-discipline when studying on our own and to distribute the workloads, to have constant tasks in less quantity and not saturated with information. Have an agenda to distribute time and make lists of pending activities during the night before and try to accomplish them throughout the next day. If you do not manage to accomplish all the activities, you should write them down again.
Read books and online programs carefully from the first time to keep the key facts in mind. Follow the distributed practice that consists of short periods of study with focused attention, interspersed with rest and even sleep. Change doubt for acceptance, to gain confidence, hope, and opportunity. In the emotional area, instead of feeling fear, it is necessary to remain calm and curious, while in the behavioral area, instead of paralysis or inaction, an adaptive behavior with information search.
An appropriate distributed practice is to do a bit of homework every day, as long as deadlines are respected, and combine it with rest periods for the mind and body to assimilate what has been learned. Take advantage of online resources for learning. Especially the so-called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), videos of four to six minutes in length.
Read well the first time, because a serious mistake we make as students is to want to appropriate a text completely, wanting to transcribe almost all the content, instead of making summaries. The use of metacognition, a set of skills and voluntary practices to control mental processes, such as the ability to analyze and synthesize, evaluate and classify.