Find out your Learning style If you do not know how you learn best, It will be impossible for you to learn efficiently at all.
Set realistic study goals Pick a very simple goal for your semester. Your goal should not depend on others. It must be something you can control. Create a list of all the tiny actions you need to take towards your goal. You know your list is good when you have a lot of items on it and when your items take an hour or less.
Make study time a part of your daily routine Block the time in your calendar, give yourself at least an hour each day to complete one of your tiny action items.
Structure your study time 3 to 4 hours of focused study time are worth much more than 8 hours where you neither really study nor actually relax.
Create your own study zone Your study zone should be clean and distraction- free. Try to have at least two study zones, so you can switch in case you need to.
Take notes depending on your learning style No matter how you take notes and how you use them, the most important part is that your note-taking style fits you.
Do not use your phone during class Every second you spend looking at a screen is a second of focus lost.
Find at least one learning partner Accountability is huge. Having at least one accountability partner can make a huge difference. 8-step
Studies have shown that if you only get 6 hours of sleep for two weeks straight, you will perform as if you had just stayed up for 48 hours straight. Create good sleep habits
Make sure you track your progress Check how you are doing every once in a while. Nothing is more demoralizing than feeling like you are getting a lot done, but then end up not seeing results.
All of these steps are simple and small. You could implement all of them in a few minutes each. But they have a compounding effect: Once you get ALL of them right, they amount to a lot more than the sum of their parts.