I'm reading the biography of President Monson and felt to include a note to you with some studying tips he used in college.
I found this quote from President Monson that I had sent to Whitney! Good food for thought!
"In academic preparation, I found it a good practice to read a text with the idea that I will be asked to explain that which the author wrote and its application to the subject it covered. Also, I tried to be attentive in any lecture in the classroom and to pretend that I would be called upon to present the same lecture to others. While this practice is very hard work, it certainly helps during test week. It is not the number of hours you put in, but what you put in the hours that counts."