Welcome to Strayer class of 2018. Studying is "merely" the manipulation of data. Arrange, and rearrange, write it out and chart it out, think about it and talk about it. The more you do of that, the more you'll understand, and then therefore be able to analyze and synthesize the content. (The translates in to getting a good grade on the test.)
One more piece of advice about boredom, the more interested you make yourself become about a topic, the more interesting the topic becomes. Control your own mind!