Forming a Study Group
Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool! Study groups are a place to work on challenging concepts and learn from each other. Sometimes other students have questions you didn’t even know you have, and setting a regular time and place to study can help with procrastination. Plus, explaining material to other students is a great way to solidify your knowledge.
- 3-5 members is good for most study groups, but plan for attrition/scheduling issues and start your group with 6-8 people.
- Although you may be most comfortable studying with friends, a study group can be a place to work with people who don’t think like you. This can be challenging but also rewarding, helping you learn better.
- Establish group expectations and ground rules about things like phone use, being late, food, etc. This might feel awkward, but important to maintain a group that functions well.
- Here are more tips for setting up your study group.
- Take a few minutes to set a group agenda at the start of each meeting. Here’s more info about how to set a study group agenda, and also a sample study group agenda.
Need help finding other students to be in a study group?
- The Tatkon Center for First-Year Students in Balch Hall is helping organize study groups for first year students. Once formed, groups will be self-managing. Sign up at this link by 2/8/18. https://goo.gl/forms/S5kZW9VNVoFphDBq2