Do study groups help or hinder?
A film or television portrayal will often show study groups munching on pizza, sipping on soda, sitting on comfortable couches in a dorm, brainstorming notes on several whiteboards and discussing highly educational topics until the early hours of the morning. Doesn’t sound too bad does it? Unfortunately, the reality is far from this portrayal. However, this doesn’t mean that revising as part of a group doesn’t come with some perks and advantages, it just paints a different picture than the one described above. Learning how to form a study group and keep it productive is an important study skill.