1. Consider school your job. Expect to do a minimum of 1 hour of homework for every lecture hour in Arts courses, up to 2 hours of homework for every lecture hour in Commerce, and about 15-25 hours homework in Engineering and Applied Science. Labs may take 2-10 hours, depending on what needs to be written.
2. Set goals and priorities. Not all assignments are "equal" and some courses will be more important or more difficult for you.
3. Organize yourself. Keep track of what is due, when and how much it is worth.
4. Estimate your time realistically. Pay attention to how much work you can do in a certain period of time, and how quickly you actually read that Physics chapter.
5. Create and revise a study schedule. Include classes, homework, eating, sleeping, exercise, sleeping, socializing, sleeping, clubs, down time. Each week has 168 hours. Interactive Weekly Schedule
6. Make up a "To Do" list based on your priorities. OR
7. Keep track of what you accomplish each day, and compare it to your priorities and goals.
8. Reduce distractions. Work away from your room, and TURN OFF your technology.
9. Do your school work/job before your relaxation. Reward yourself after a good day of studying.
10. Seek balance. University offers many great opportunities and experiences, so plan to do something new.
11. Go to the Managing Your Time at University module for more strategies