There are two kinds of advice I'd like : On how to make a plan and how to follow it out. On how to actually spend the study time allotted. My daily schedule is something like waking up at about 4. I have till around 6 to study and then I must get ready and reach the bus stand at 6:50. College is from 8:30 to 3:30. I generally reach home at 5.30. From 6.30 to around 8.30, I can spend some more time studying and then I feel sleepy. I have resolved to spend 3 solid hours by the stopwatch every day this semester. On the bright side, I have no extra curricular activities or rapid social life to keep up with. So, I'd like to devote that time to studying what I like. I'm planning to devote 35 hours of study every week, or if not that at least 25 hours. It's difficult, but I must persevere. I've never had a formal plan for how to study. But this semester I'd like to chart out how I'm going to spend those 25-35 hours before they start so I'm not simultaneously tasked with spending that time and wondering how they'd fit into the big picture. Please advise me on how to plan. I'm also going to decide the books I want to read beforehand by looking at the syllabus (especially in Maths) so the same situation doesn't happen where I suddenly discover more and more books. Although I think I still will, I'd like to know the material I want to cover beforehand. I'd also like some strategies that help. I've read that things like underlining and highlighting don't really help know the material better. The more active the method of learning, the better it is. Can you give me strategies that would make learning more efficient ?