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Benefits of a Study Group

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Posted on September 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

If you want to succeed in a difficult course at Delaware Valley University, you’ll need put all of your effort into paying attention in class, communicating with your professor and setting aside time to study the material. However, it’s common for some students to have trouble fully grasping the course material on their own. This is where a study group comes in handy. 

Study groups among students in the same DelVal class enhance your ability to learn the material and make sure that you’re ready for any projects or exams. Read on to learn some of the many benefits of participating in a study group at DelVal.

1. Reduce the Potential to Procrastinate
A study group usually meets at an agreed-upon time, and all members are expected to show up and participate. This is immensely helpful for students who are easily distracted and who are great procrastinators. Because you have an obligation to attend the study group meeting, you’ll be sure to be there on time, engage with the other students and work to better understand the material. This can be a much better solution than studying in your room alone, which makes it ever so tempting to turn on Netflix or scroll through Facebook.

2. Gain a New Perspective on the Material
When you work alongside your fellow classmates, you can entertain new ideas and gain a fresh perspective on the material. For example, if you’re having trouble understanding a certain aspect of the curriculum, you can go over it with your peers in the group so they can show you how they figured out the solution or grasped what was being discussed. 

This type of study help is invaluable and will undeniably prepare you for any upcoming assignments in the best way possible. Fresh perspectives on material can also provide you with new, positive ways to approach the material in the future or even how you approach studying in general. 

3. Improve Skills for the Real World
When you graduate from DelVal, you’ll enter the working world where people skills are extremely important to your success. Study groups closely mimic what it’s like to work with a group of employees to solve a problem. The ability to collaborate, hear new ideas and work together are some of the skills that DelVal wants our students to gain outside the classroom. Study groups help to turn students into more professional individuals.

Working as part of a study group can be one of the most beneficial things you do during your college career at DelVal. If you’re struggling in a class, joining a study group will provide the perfect environment for concentration and focus, give you new perspectives and fresh understandings, and help you to develop personal skills so you can succeed in the working world.

If you’re interested in learning about DelVal and the different majors and courses available to our students, you can schedule a campus visit to experience our learning community.