Form a study group
May 19, 2022
It was good advice for the class.
When I was in college, I took a challenging statistics class, which was a requirement to enter my major. On the first day of class, the professor warned us that many students fail every semester, and his advice was to form a study group if we planned to succeed.
My heart skipped a beat. How was I going to form a study group? It was one of my first classes at the university and I knew no one – especially not well enough to be invited in their study group. I just happened to look to my right and the student next to me had the same look on her face. We formed a study group, and it worked. We both went on to graduate in our chosen majors and become life-long friends.
The professor's advice did more than just help me succeed in statistics class. What I realized about the professor's advice is – it wasn't just about learning stats. It's about how we need one another. How working together can give us the confidence to succeed in something we might otherwise feel is impossible. Although, it might not be a "study" group after we are out of school, having family or friends around us can help us through the most challenging of situations.
And I think that's good advice for life.