This ia a very important question because a huge part of college is studying on your own. For me, my best and simplest study habit was just going to the library. It is crucial to find a quiet place with no distractions so you can really focus and get the job done. It doesn't have to be the library but somewhere where you feel comfortable and can focus and won't have distractions. Also I think it is very important to write things down when you study. It helps you absorb more information and its harder to get distracted when you are writing as opposed to just reading something. Lastly, it is important to get off to a good start. There might not be much homework or projects during the first few weeks but this is a crucial time to read the material and take advantage of more free time. Then when finals and midterms roll around you will be way ahead of the game!