Whether in person or online, group study can be an effective way to learn. Students who study together can fill in gaps in their notes, check for understanding of course concepts, learn study strategies from each other, and practice using terminology from the course.
Before you create your own study group, check to see if your course already has supports in place. Supported Learning Groups (SLGs) offer facilitated study groups, led by upper-year students, in many courses. Check below for more information.
To create an effective study group, first think about your own goals.
Get your study group off to a strong start by taking time in the first meeting to address these issues:
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