Do you prefer to go to the classroom and listen to the professor's lectures or get a general feel of the class and learn everything basically by yourself at your own pace? Yeah, you can do both, but which do you prefer/.
I actually dislike lectures. It's hard for me to gather all the information needed, depending on the teacher/professor. Then again, I don't like studying it either on my own. If I do study the material on my own I'll definitely learn way more.
Lectures. It brings the topic alive and you can have discussions and ask questions while you're at it. As long as it's an active and engaging class, I'd definitely pick that over sitting at home studying on my own.
I like to learn with others, but I definitelly relate to "you can talk to me for hours, none of it will sink in".
I need more interactive style, not learning by hearing. I need pictures, staying in the lab, doing exercises and figure out lots of things on my own.