Benefits of Attending Study Groups
The ultimate goal of study groups is for you to have a better understanding of course material. However, there are many other benefits of attending study groups, such as:
Working with Others
Not only are your eyes opened to new perspectives, but you also see how others work, and perhaps you can learn a thing or two on adopting study skills that you never knew existed! In a group, students share ideas, experience and knowledge. This way, residents discuss alternative perspectives and a problem that may have taken one student thirty minutes to solve may take three students only ten minutes to solve!
Sharing common goals
Oftentimes, students who attend study groups share the same goals, such as working hard to receive good grades. Study groups offer a great support system to students who wish to reinforce these goals in their academic lives!
Your study group leader and your peers may provide feedback on your work and your progress. As study groups run in a positive environment, this feedback will be constructive and will help you achieve your goals.
The groups are also used as a means of getting students to meet other students in their program who also live in residence. Students have the opportunity to meet together, and while discussing their course material, create friendships.
There are plenty of other benefits of attending study groups! To learn more about these benefits, experience them by attending a group or several groups!