These are the tips that I used in A&P and still do in my nursing classes.
1) Read the assignments before class. Then when you get home rewrite your notes and go back to the text for anything you need further information on. A lot of times an instructor will only touch on something in class, but expect you to know it in depth for tests (example: renal subcircuit).
2) Spend a little time everyday rereading notes and working on flash cards. That way you are not cramming for exams and nerves don't get the best of you. If you have to run the kids to practice, take these things with you. My notes and books go everywhere with me.
3) The place you choose for studying should be distraction free. I agree with a previous poster that time of day is important too. I am not a morning person, therefore, my best studying is done at night.
4) Proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise go a long way.
5) If something starts to frustrate you, move on or put it away for a while. Frustration can be a stumbling block. Ask questions of any tutors and instructors. And remember, no question is stupid. Also take advantage of open lab times.
6) I could never use mneumonics. I found that they confused me. I just spent a little time everyday working on memorizing and bought one of those skeletons for the door in my bedroom (you know, the ones they sell at Halloween). Bought some of those mini post-it notes and made labels with them (they come in different colors, so you can assign certain colors to different systems and such.). Then if I came into my room or something I would use the post its to label things where they were. When I finished I stuck them on an index card and placed them on my dresser so I could start all over again.
Now I am not an Honors student, but I do well. I have three small children and until a week ago was working every weekend (and was a full-time student). These are the things that helped me, along with being extremely organized. Good luck to you. And remember to relax also!!!! All work and no play can result in burn-out.