l Avoid bringing snacks into your study area as eating serves as a distraction, rather limit snacking to break times in your timetable;
l Studying with friends can be helpful but it is usually a major distraction, so avoid study groups unless you and your friends are super disciplined;
l Do not watch TV during breaks; and
l Avoid drinking cup after cup of coffee in the hope of staying awake late into the night. High sugar and caffeine content gives your body the jitters as well as a short-term boost.