Many students share with me that their mindset toward studying is that they’ll “study hard”. This might sound good, but it actually means that they don’t have a specific objective or plan. They’re interested in attaining success at school and getting good grades, but they’re not clear about what positive actions they’re going to take in particular. This vague approach isn’t the one that effective students take toward their academics. For each study session, set a clear objective as to what you intend to achieve. This might be to read through a set of notes thoroughly or complete 30 multiple-choice questions.