1. Use a schedule or schedules to manage your time.
Well-designed schedules serve as road maps to guide you:
2. Study in one-hour blocks
As you schedule your study tasks, break them down so that they can be accomplished in one-hour blocks of time.
3. Switch subjects to maintain your motivation to study.
For example, by alternating between reading psychology and working algebra problems you can get more done without becoming bored and tired If you have a large block of time to study, you should switch subjects every hour
4. Plan rewards…
Like ordering a pizza after finishing a tough assignment, work hard to complete your studying to watch a favorite television show, or going to a party can be a reward for completing one or two specific study goals.
5. Tackle difficult assignments first.
Think about the courses you are taking this semester. Is there one class that you really like? Is there one course that you dislike? Do you have a class that is really easy? Do you have a class that is really hard?
6. Work until you finish scheduled tasks.
In high school, you may have studied for a specific amount of time. You did whatever you could in that time period and then closed your books. In college, you need to get into the habit of working until you complete all the tasks that you scheduled for the day.
7. Work ahead