I am currently a sophmore electrical engineering major. It is very important to me that I both learn the material that is being presented and to get good grades. I know that to do these things one must study and study hard. However, I find that there are only a few times during the day during which I can actually study effectively. That is, i've found that if I try to study more than my brain "wants" to, I end confusing myself and un-learning the concepts. The maximum number of hours I can study/do homework before this "confusion" kicks in and my mind starts to wander is about three to four hours. Can anyone on this forum who has been successful in school, and I know there are many of you, describe their study patterns while in college? How much did you study? Did you study in spurts or for long stretches? This is very important to me because I am trying to develop an optimal study schedule that I can use for many years to come but I cant seem to create one. Thank you very much and any additional tips/advice for a motivated student will be appreciated.