Transform How You Study by Connecting With Classmates

  Posted on April 18, 2016

  Written by Morgan O'Rourke

studying with classmatesWe understand that studying is not the most fun thing about college. However, one thing’s for certain: Studying is one of the most important components to your success in college.

So how can you make the most of it? How can you maximize your study efforts?

Have you tried connecting with your classmates? As the saying goes, two heads are better than one, and learning class material and preparing for exams with one or more of your classmates can transform how your study.

Forming a study group or having a designated study-buddy can:

Increase motivation

Committing to a study-buddy or a study group comes with responsibility. According to, these responsibilities can help keep you motivated to study and prepare for your study sessions. Having classmates that depend on you will push you to stay on top of your school work and understand class material.

Studying with classmates will also help boost your confidence and attitude. If you’re struggling with school work, your classmates can offer assistance and inspiration to help you find success again.

Lend additional information and insights notes that study groups allow for varied views to be expressed in one place. Shared notes, insights, and other class materials will help you expand your understanding of a subject or concept.

Improve retention

When you verbalize concepts and explain ideas to others, you’re improving your knowledge retention, according to The open forum that study groups foster strengthens your memory of class material because you’re constantly repeating, explaining, and receiving important information.

Make studying fun

Studying with classmates is a sure-fire way to make studying fun, interactive, and social. You and your classmates can create study games, quiz each other, practice speeches, and role-play procedures and skills, such as taking someone’s blood pressure.

You’ll be amazed at what a group of students who are committed to improving their academics can achieve together.