To succeed academically and have time for recreational pursuits, you need to prioritize. According to Clemson University, plan to study two to three hours per week for every hour you spend in lecture, but break up your study time into frequent, relatively short bouts of time. This is another instance where a weekly planner can really help. After determining your regular academic, work and social commitments, assign specific study times for each class throughout the week. Prioritize which subject to work on based on the difficulty or time commitment of the assignment and whether you’ll need outside help. This can help you avoid a marathon cram session and keep you from spending more time preparing for a simple quiz when a major project is due in another class.