I Feel Like I'm Not Learning AnythingWatch
I started university this year, coming straight from finishing my A-Levels and I feel as though I am learning nothing. In college, I learned so much and felt as though I was really furthering my education, but here, I feel like I've stagnated. I understand that the teaching format is different, but still, it feels like I am coming away from lectures with no new information that I have retained. I'm putting in extra work at home too but I don't feel as though it is sticking like it did in college. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the new format?
If it's a retention issue, you might be struggling because you have to be more independent/self-directing with your studies.
In lectures, be as active as possible. Question everything. Not necessarily out loud, but at least on paper. Argue with theories you come across. Pick them apart. If something does interest you, follow it and pursue it as far as you can.
You could play the bibliography game. Every book you go through, check out the bibliography at the end and use that as a launch pad to find more material on the subject. Keep going down that rabbit hole - you'll be sure to find something.