10 Tips for a Successful Study Group

“Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.” – Walter Savage Landor 

Sometimes, a student is unable to absorb the important lessons in mind due to the tempting acts of the people around him/her. Gossiping is a common act among students that has to be addressed, as it can greatly affect the learning capability of anyone. This is especially true when using study group as your method towards studying. Learn to form study group rather than group gossiping.

Form a Group to Study, Not To Gossip

 Most students will likely prefer to study within a group, as studying with it should provide a range of strengths and points of views. There is no single person who can accomplish everything well. But, a team of students collaborating together may acquire great outcomes with a shorter time period.

 Rather than wasting your time mingling with a gossip group, why don’t you aim to do well in class by collaborating and participating in a study group? 

Simply think about the benefits and results you can obtain from improving your knowledge through a study group.

Tips for a Successful Study Group

 Once you make a decision of forming a study group, you have to set up some guidelines or rules so as to avoid your group from alleviating enthusiasm. The following suggestions may help you do so:

  • Restrain the group to 3 to 6 students to obtain great results. Hearing too many voices in the group add confusion.
  •  When there are 8 or more students interested about joining the group study, just form 2 groups and then combine the membership once in awhile. It will avoid making hurt feelings and prevent having a weaker and stronger group. 
  • Do not consider restricting yourself to studying merely with your friends. Choose smart individuals who perform homework when the thing you intend is to increase your grades.
  • Set up a regular time and place for meeting and motivate one another. 
  • You can also give a name to your group. It should offer the group with the stronger identification and motivate participation. 
  •  During your initial meeting, you may encourage every member from talking about their strengths, which will make the group better. 
  • Take turns when acting as the group moderator in order to maintain the discussion on topic. A moderator must speak up when the conversation shifts too distant from the assignment. 
  •  Predict quiz questions and test one another. 
  • Produce a prize or code word for fine ideas. Everyone appreciates receiving some recognition. Think about a small reward or special word to congratulate the members of the group whenever they procure a “zinger”. 
  • Produce a friendly word for those members who slack off. Make use of it as a sign to motivate them to do better.
By consider these tips in forming a group study, you should avoid forming a gossip group, but rather a developing and productive one.

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