Two things to fix,
one, adjust your brightness to auto. The higher the brightness, the faster your battery dies, that is massive screen use.
two, poor wifi/cellular reception = ****ty battery, the phone uses more power to lock onto signal.
Dont use task killers, they do more harm than good.
I adjusted the brightness on my tbolt and I doubled battery life
Hmmmm. i wasn't very through with my post, but i have mine set on auto brightness. My wifi at home is usually 4 bars and 3 if im in the basement. I get 4 bars LTE for 95% of my day. In the main building on campus i get 1 bar if im lucky but usually its out of service so i depend on the wifi. The only thing i use my phone for is listening to music on my way to school, texting, email (but i set it to sync every hour), some light internet browsing, and calls.
Edit: Also on a sidenote is the smart actions useful? It seems like it does the same thing like juice defender.
yes, smart actions does the same thing with less battery,
UP your sync time! The more often you sync the more battery you use! I would put it on 4 hours and only sync if you need something important.
Turn of your cellular radios at school and that will help battery