Know what you need to study and how you are going to study for it. Set a goal for yourself, a few good studying goals include:
- Copying all important points from notes into a study guide / cram guide.
- Re-reading one or several chapters of your textbook and taking notes as needed.
- Creating a complete set of flash cards and going through the set a certain number of times.
If you have a project due, gather everything you need and don't stop until it is done.
Make sure you have all of the study material and snackage that you need to keep you going all night long.
Drinks and snacks? Check.
Textbooks? Notes? Check, Check.
Index Cards, Highlighters, Sharpies, and Pens? Checkity Check!