To collaborate with your fellow UMW students and to find/create a study group or find a study buddy, simply post on our new page (below) with your name, UMW email, and your course(s)!

 

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Tips for a Successful Study Session 

Suggested Materials to Bring:

Class notes, textbook, calendar/planner, syllabus, and questions about material.

 

Things to Do During the First Session:

  • Make sure everyone in the group introduces themselves
  • Exchange contact information with everyone in the group
    • Phone numbers, emails, etc.
  • Appoint roles for each member: (to be switched as frequently as desired)
    • Group Leader: Lead discussions and keep group on task
    • Note Taker: Keep a log of topics discussed
  • Plan a schedule of meetings and topics to cover
  • At your first meeting, encourage each member to talk about his/her strengths that will help the group

 

Things to Do During Meetings:

  • Compare class notes to make sure everyone has a complete set
  • Have everyone bring questions to the group and discuss them
  • Discuss your most recent lecture to make sure everyone has a clear understanding of material covered
  • Make a study guide for the next test
  • Discuss questions at the end of the textbook chapter
  • Predict test questions and attempt to answer them
  • Set a time and location for your next meeting!

 

Important Reminders

  • STUDY GROUPS DO NOT REPLACE CLASS
  • Listen to other members of the group. They could be an expert on a subject you do not yet understand
  • Share the responsibilities
    • Study guides should not be made by one person!
  • Make the most out of each meeting
    • Bring questions or topics to discuss, don’t show up empty handed
  • Show up ready to participate
    • Your group members rely on you as much as you rely on them
  • Refer to your textbook or professor when the group is unsure about something
  • Have fun!
    • Get to know some new people that share a common interest!

Remember: The purpose of a study group is not to replace class attendance or studying, but instead to supplement your understanding of the material discussed in class.

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