Study groups can be an efficient way to learn, and the fact that you are working with like-minded people can make you feel good about your study habits. One important facet is to create goals for the groups when studying before the group meets. These help the groups get focused and work effectively.
"GUIDED STUDY GROUPS": ASP runs group study sessions at particular times during the semester. They'll be posted here as they come up!
Spring 2013 Schedules will be available soon!
- Biology Lab [PDF]
- Chemistry Lab [PDF]
- Physics/Astronomy Lab [PDF]
- QM Lab [PDF]
How To Create and Organize Your Own Study Group
Guidelines for Getting a Group Together
- The size of the group you have is always important. Try to have no more than 6 students
- Do not choose your group members based on social interaction, but rather on their skills and how well each student pays attention in class
- Study in a place that is very quiet and conducive to learning
- Plan out your meeting dates from start to finish. You don't want to start a group cram!
Getting the Most Out of a Study Group Session
- Set a series of objectives, goals, and rules when getting together before meetings
- Make sure that you are ready and have completed previous assignments and readings when getting together for study sessions
- Have free and extensive communication between your study partners
What to Actually Do When You're Together
- Create questions to ask each other to make study sessions more productive
- Connect ideas to certain activities to help conceptualize your thoughts so that it helps with remembering information
- Try to rate and critique your performance collectively as a team