Step 1: Wake up early
Step 2: Make some coffee
Step 3: Go to class
Step 4: Consider a late afternoon nap (or at least crave one...)
Step 5: Check your "To Do" list
Step 6: Find some caffeine
When you need to study....
Start by organizing your notes.
Try working out to relax.
Eat healthy study snacks.
Go to class. (This one usually helps.)
Take 10 minute study breaks every 3... hours? Possibly every 30 minutes? Preferably not every 30 hours...
Go to your prof's office hours if you need help with a concept.
And finally... get some sleep.
Panel 1: Wake up early
Panel 2: REALLY early (the clock says "6:00am")
Panel 3: That might be going to class...
Panel 4: Understand a concept... or ask a question?
Panel 5: Study
Panel 6: Realize you need a break
Panel 7: Head to a coffee line
Panel 8: Take a study/coffee break with a friend
"Take a Fake Break"
Panel 1: Study like you normally would
Panel 2: Think of a creative way to review your material
Panel 3: In this case, find a resource (like a neuro-anatomy colouring book)
Panel 4: There's the resource
Panel 5: Enjoy taking in the info you need to study differently (in this case, by colouring neuro-anatomy instead of just re-reading your notes)
"How to Survive Midterms (And How Not To)"
Try: Making an Epic Study Plan for yourself
Try: Eating healthy snacks (and yes, there is more coffee in there)
Don't try: Having a Netflix marathon instead of reading
Try: Studying in the library
Don't try: Having a disco wine party the night before your exam
Try: Sleeping the night before your exam
"Cramming The Night Before An Exam: You Probably Shouldn't"
Panel 1: Realizing that you need to start studying late at night (likely not a good idea)
Panel 2: Studying (a good idea... but probably not late at night)
Panel 3: Time passes
Panel 4: You'll likely start to feel exhausted
Panel 5: More time passes
Panel 6: Move to a different study spot (this could actually be helpful... moving around a little and having a change of scene can be useful)
Panel 7: That could be the sun coming up... or it could be your notes heading out a window... either way, likely not helpful
Panel 8: Realizing that you've been up all night studying can be stressful.
The bottom line: Avoid being in a situation where you have to cram the night before. Start studying early, break things down into sections to review, and make sure that you take care of yourself.
This one probably needs a little more explanation....
Step 1: Wake up form a good night's rest
Step 2: Eat a healthy breakfast
Step 3: Attend a review session for your class
Step 4: Study in the library
Step 5: Have a coffee/study break with a friend
Step 6: Study in the library again
Step 7: Work out at the gym.... that's honestly the suggestion here. Honestly.
Step 8: Get a good night's rest and repeat.
So to summarize:
Stay well rested, eat properly (yes you do need to eat properly), take care of yourself, ask for help when you need it (because it's always okay to ask for help), give yourself a break when you need one, and take your time.