Yes. Use flash cards, acronyms to help you remember phrases or definitions, and give yourself breaks. Your brain needs to absorb the information evenly. Take like I'd say 15 minute breaks after 50 minutes of studying. And turn of all distractions! Like TVs, cell phones, anything. Trust me. Study partners help as well. A friend, a family member, etc. Hope this helped!
plug your iPod in and listen to some relaxing music. Review all of the material you have, and create a study guide of the material that you actually need to study. Don't be afraid to take short breaks in-between studying, too!