Quote from catzy5
sounds like a good plan! just make a schedule and stick too it, sometimes having the days off in a row makes for distractions set your self up to successeed and you will. And I will Ditto what Stapugirl said don't get BEHIND!!
And another thing....take every extra credit opportunity, too, even if its just a couple of points. study like heck for the first test,most people are way too relaxed in the beginning and think things will get easier down the road...well, it will only get harder as time goes on and you will thank yourself for getting a good start.
I hope we are not scaring you too much. We've just been there, gotten trhough it with A's and have learned a few tricks
If you don't have kids consider yourself lucky because nobody tucks on you and zaps your energy.
If you have kids find quiet places and have the dad or whoever is trustworthy pitch in so that you can have maximum study time.