Study groups promote learning 

Recent studies at Harvard University show that students who productively study with others do better on their examinations.

Suggestions for studying within groups.

Keep your group small (maybe 3 to 4 people) as larger groups are often less productive.

Meet once each week, preferably at the same time each week. (Phone calls or chat rooms work well, too)

Work together to identify the important concepts.

Talk together to make sure each concept is completely understood.

Quiz each other. Debate. Criticize other's essays on the concept. Compare flash cards.

Devise questions similar to those your instructor might ask.

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However you decide to study together, be productive, generate questions, and keep seeking the answers until they are found.

Professor Thomas M. Lancraft
Human Anatomy and Physiology Courses
at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

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