Study groups don’t have to be all flashcards and chapter discussions, you know. There are plenty of ways to make your study group more bearable than say, nails on the chalkboard. Don’t give up on the old-fashioned study group yet!
Why Study in a Study Group?
If you’re an active or audio learner, study groups are the perfect way for you to learn. If you’re an active learner, it’s the participation that’ll hold your interest and help you remember the Battle of Waterloo come exam time. If you’re an audio learner, hearing your classmates discuss Napoleon’s portrait-posing tendencies should jog your memory during finals week.
What if I’m in an Online Class?
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Make it Fun
Bring goodies to your study group. Every week, one of you grabs the pizza. Another strategy is to have everyone bring the same stuff every week– one person grabs the two-liter of soda, another the cups, another a veggie tray. If you’ve got a baker or a foodie in the group, have them bring their own hand-crafted brain food. It’s a free meal and a study session all in one.
Another great way to study is to play Jeopardy-esque review games. Take turns asking the questions so you all have a turn to play. You can also play a face-off trivia game, where two people face off over a buzzer or a bell. The first person to ring in gets a chance to answer; if they get it wrong, the opposing team gets a chance to answer.