One of the most useful things I learned in training courses over many years as a government worker was to get on with the task as soon as the email instruction arrived. I was always in bother at school with homework for procrastination to the point that it was always done on the bus on the way to school – never a good idea. This directly affected my chances of getting useable exam results and it took me a few years at real work to appreciate my methodology was rubbish.
So thereafter I have always taken training of any sort quite seriously. Be it a first aid sampler, a customer service refresher, mandatory anti-fraud training. I have read the instructions, read the purpose of the course and each element of each topic. Once the point of the exercise is known, getting down to the learning is a doddle. And often very rewarding.