First, gather course materials and meet with your study companions. It is essential that everyone is comfortable. Check that your crackberry is in working condition. Text an announcement to all 732 friends and colleagues that you are now commencing to study. Tie up loose ends with friends and colleagues before beginning. No distractions.
Study companions should be familiar with your method of study. Their interest and support is invaluable.
At some point, study companions will signal their interest for getting to the task at hand.
Proceed with study session already!