Practice is the act of rehearsing a behaviour over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’. It is a method of learning and of acquiring experience. The word derives from the Greek (praktikos) meaning “fit for or concerned with action, practical”.” (Wikipedia)
Knowledge is of no use if you do not put it into practice. -Antov Checkov
The ability to exercise good epistemology, which is essentially what sense-making is, does not develop overnight and is rarely taught well in the modern American education. It takes consistent application of the ideas and practices that make up sense-making in order to build this new skill.
As your practice builds, you may move through the Five Stages of Sense-making, which are not linear and should be developed all at the same time.