Take charge of your learning experience. Use all the tools and resources available to you. Start now; don’t wait till it’s too late. Ask for what you need. Advocate for yourself. Talk to you’re Advisor/Counselor. Talk to your professors. Ask for help from your peers. Get a tutor.
Make the work relevant to you. Make your own performance standards reasonable. Make sure your fully understand the task. Calm yourself from performance fears and fear of the unknown. “Chunk” large tasks into a series of smaller ones. Allocate appropriate time for each task and don’t feel guilty about it. Give yourself rewards at reasonable intervals. Make internal deadlines so you’ll end up with extra time.