I have resigned to make this the last in my series of question for the forums. I think it might end up being the most important one and hope others will find it useful. What are some tips, or pointers to resources for tackling a higher work load/ difficulty in classwork than you are used to? In my previous course work I have never had to work too hard to succeed but plan on taking much more challenging things now. What is the best way to create a framework to succeed? What tools to help you manage things did you employ as a student? Are their any good web resources on the subject besides the standard stuff you'll read from the like collegeboard, ei. go to all lectures and get 8 hours of sleep, blah blah blah. I already do that I want to go beyond to be a highly functioning and efficient. student. Also, are there any known methodologies that work well: such as GTD,etc. It has become immensely clear to me that the key to fulfilling my goals is learning to be a hard worker. I am trying to build an idea of exactly what that means and how I can enable myself to make the transition into that from where I am. I don't know if pure will alone is enough, I like to have a plan. Again, I will end my series of questions on the forums now as I have asked very many in a short period of time. I find your help irreplaceabley useful and look forward to all feedback. Thanks Physics Forums!!