I'm a relatively new player, and have been trying to learn and follow as much of the mechanics as possible. Compounding on this, is my (in)ability to be able to find anything on a character sheet (or sheets) at a moments notice, when I'm not already looking at the relevant stat/skill/feat etc. As you can probably imagine, tense moments are getting watered down whilst I attempt to look up the relevant information to perform some action.
At the moment, we're playing about once every 5-6 weeks, which works fine except I usually forget most things in between. We've had 5 nights over the course of around 7 months. I'm almost there with combat mechanics, mainly because I spent time reading and running through combat scenarios; its when my GM asks for, say, my Armour Class or my Reflex or a particular skill, etc., that I spend a while looking for it.
I've changed to a sheet which lays things out better, and compresses most of the relevant info to one page, so I've been getting better at finding the info, but I'm still not great.
Is there a guide or set of instructions for getting to know your character sheet? Something that I could follow for 5 minutes or so a day so I can rote learn the layout and improve my lookup time?