I actually did the LEEWS self study program last summer. I obviously couldn't grasp the substantive value of LEEWS at that time, but by the end of September, what I had gathered from LEEWS started to make sense in a way that made it valuable to me and the deficiencies I was smart enough to recognize I had.
You mentioned having some study skills problems - LEEWS or something similar that focuses on exam prep should be beneficial. I know how crazy it must sound to be "prepping" for 1st semester exams in July, but it will begin to focus your thinking where it should be - especially if you have self admitted study issues. Also of use is the section of "law school confidential" where the author talks about his daily schedule, his briefing strategies, note taking strategies, and his outlining strategies. (LOL - But note that while I did notice half of my section using the "highlighter briefing" method and used it myself in August and September, by February you'd be lucky to find anyone within a mile of a highlighter.)
Granted, you're probably smart enough to figure most of these things out by October or so on your own, but it doesn't hurt to go in with some kind of strategy in mind. Just remember the basics - learn your black letter law inside and out, because your analysis and issue spotting will flow more freely and effortlessly if you do. Focus on the "big picture" in heavy black letter courses like civ pro and crim pro. And most importantly of all, start doing hypos as soon as you feel comfortable.