How should I go about studying when it's crunch time?
This answer is easy (if not always popular) -- don't create a 'crunch-time'. More often than not, I hear students comment on the pace of college studies more than the difficulty of content. College courses can move really fast compared to high school. So avoid crunch times by keeping up, by being consistent in doing your reading, studying, and writing. Procrastination can become much more than an irritant in college; it can academically do you in!