I read there are a couple of questions asked in this regard, but I am not quite satisfied with the provided answers.
I am currently doing my master's degree (expecting to pursue a PhD) in Economics, and I have been very exposed to the Mas-Colell and the book of Advanced Macroeconomics by David Romer. Just reading the books, and taking notes, I end up rewriting each book myself again.
Therefore, I want to ask what it means to you to study Economics, how is it possible to learn economics, without actually memorizing (since I think that is my problem, I try to memorize everything)? What is an efficient way to take notes (in class or from the textbook), going through the textbook and actually understanding what is being exposed?
I hope my question is appropriate for this space, just to have a little discussion if there was someone who went through similar while pursuing graduate studies.