Get yourself organised – keep your planner up to date, listing work set, work completed and work outstanding.
Try and stick to a regular work rota – do a little bit of study often, rather than huge amounts of work all in one go as you will not remember it. Start an assignment well in advance of a deadline so you get the chance to ask staff for help if you need it.
Work in a studious environment – not somewhere where you will be distracted. At home, work somewhere where you will not be disturbed (and where you can leave books and folders safely).
Define your work tasks. Make sure you understand what is expected of you. Seek clarification if you are uncertain about essay titles or work concepts etc.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it – Don’t pretend you understand something when you do not.
Use all the available resources: teachers, textbooks, libraries, the internet, newspapers, television and radio, fellow students.
Motivate yourself. Have a goal and plan how you are going to get to that goal.