1. Read over whatever subject I am studying at the time.
2. Type/Write out what I just went over to see how much I know.
Next, write in bold the stuff I don't know.
CAPS things that are important (that I also did not know).
(A secret step: Blog about it when you are on studying overload and want to procrastinate before you get back into it.)
This method has actually been working pretty well for me thusfar. Except when I get too sick of studying. Then I write things like this to keep it interesting.