What Makes a Good Study Group?

Some classmates and I have started talking about forming a study group, so I decided to google “What makes a good study group?” There are plenty of webpages and articles about the topic, so it’s been fun to read over them. Not surprisingly, there have been some common threads:

1) Keep the study group small, 4-6 people, ideally 5.

2) Find a neutral place to study with few distractions.

3) Don’t bring a lot of snack food, or your study session could turn into a party.

4) Find study group members who are similar to you, work ethic-wise, though people with different talents can add a lot to a group.

5) Meet regularly, and have a time limit to help the group stay focused.

What do you think of this advice? Have you ever been part of a successful study group? If so, what made it productive?

 

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About Lesley Looper

I'm a full-time library employee. I enjoy reading, photography, travel, blogging, and geocaching.
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