What I did in my first four years of college was:
* Time management: Very crucial and takes discipline.
* During my breaks: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, and time off before next year started......was buy used books prior to the classes I would
attended...for example: before the end of the first year, I would have a general idea of the classes I would take the first sememster of the second
year and in such, would go to the campus bookstore and buy the old/used books for those coarses and study for them during my time off prior to the
next year starting. When your carrying 19-21 credit hours a semester....again, time management is a must, then compound it with fiance', sports and
working......tough act, kinda like beergoggles, but with perseverance and determination and focus, it can and has been done....keep your eyes focused
on the "big picture"...the end result/goal.
* Grad. school is a bit different and is not the same as the first four years, at least not for me. More information and writing intensive, with not
nearly the same amount of classroom time involved.