Mastering a skill is critical to your success. Be ready to work hard and make personal sacrifices. There may not be much time for fun this month, but don't fret. You'll have plenty of time for fun and games this summer. Right now you have to push yourself harder than usual. If you're having difficulty with certain concepts, hire a tutor. Put your ego aside for the sake of learning. Defer to someone with more experience. Your instructor will help you make those elusive connections. Resist the temptation to give up when the going gets rough. Persistence will pay off.