I'm doing a bad job of learning and it's giving me major anxiety. Like, hyperventilating and crying in a bathroom stall levels of anxiety.

West coast boss is training us on how to do things for special groups, which is crazy intricate and involves a ton of special codes. Her teaching style seems to be to give us a bunch of documents to read, run it through for us once, and then quiz us by giving us practice groups.

I can't learn like this at all. I basically need to have the tactile experience of running through things while being shadowed and corrected at each turn. Once I do something a few times and it becomes habit, I'm excellent at it. But this sucks. Hard.

What is your learning style? Do you also need to jump in and get messy first or can you learn everything from notes?