As you stroll through the college library during your first few weeks in class, you may notice students huddled at tables in busy little groups. The big surprise is that they’re not gathering as a class—they’re actually getting together voluntarily.
College students quickly realize that group study is one of the most effective ways to learn a difficult subject. Group members offer fresh ideas and new ways of thinking about a topic, so the mere practice of discussing a topic can open your eyes to a new understanding. It’s also a great way to meet people!
Group study has also advanced with the technology that is available for free on the Internet. You’ll find that you and your group members can collaborate on any topic using Google Docs and other great tools offered by Google.