In order to study Algebra, you first have to study the equations. In any algebra problem, if there is an equation involved you must first memorize the equation in order to further solve the problem. Mathematics in general is not a very easy subject to study, but if you take time and practice and learn how to use the equations, you will get better and be able to learn and study algebra more easily.
Many people find it that any type of math cannot be studied for, so instead they do not study at all, but that is not the solution. To study for algebra, the first step is to memorize the equation or have it written at your side. Then you have to know the concepts and how the equation works. After your teacher has taught you how to do something, you should keep your notes, and read everything and study everything within your notes. This process will teach you to solve problems and be able to study for algebra. After you understand the concepts of the equation, you must take time and practice problems, memorizing a specific problem will not help you. In order to know how to perform a specific type of algebra, you must try multiple problems and be able to get the correct answer by yourself.
If you do not know the processes involved in a specific problem, feel free to ask your instructor the steps required to get the result. They can remind you of something you may have been performing wrong and improve your confidence in a certain type of equation or problem. After you learn from the teacher how to do something, make sure you have taken quality notes and copies down all problems your instructor has given you. By doing this you can always look at your notes later and remind yourself how to perform a type of algebra.
Overall, algebra requires practice and some memorization of equations, in order to fully complete certain processes in algebra. To study make sure you know all the steps involved in a certain problem, and if it helps, write down step for step how to solve a problem. After you have accomplished all the steps and have gotten a right answer, continue to work on the type of problem and continue to use your steps. Eventually, you will remember the steps naturally and it will be something that will come very easily to you.