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Here's the story of someone doing that with Beeminder, the very short version of which is that he set up a graph of his time spent studying and then created a commitment device to force himself to maintain a certain number of hours per week (keeping all his datapoints on the Yellow Brick Road, in Beeminder's parlance): http://blog.beeminder.com/gandalf
Maintain a high level of communication with your professor and other students. Build habits around this. Help others with the material. Other people's questions will spur more learning of you own when you have to get down and explain the subject matter to others. Get comfortable asking questions and be really curious Make use of office hours. Read the ...
"Plan from the future". In order to have C at date Z, I need to complete B at date Y, and therefore A needs to be done at date X (X < Y < Z). That way you have good intermediate checkpoints. Then break down into smaller parts. Reward yourself. In your schedule, plan rewards as well - things you really want, maybe even think you should not have/do ...
Try looking specifically for study plans. For example, this is a good overview. List out what you need to do and approximately what you want to do each week. Write it down somewhere (physical or electronic is fine) and mark off as you achieve each smaller goal. Share this list with someone so you feel accountable to actually follow it. Another tip is to ...
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