Brush up on your study skills with The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell.
An extract from the publisher's website states:
If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want.
The JCU library has a range of books that provide useful advice about studying, they can be found here.