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Creating a study group

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Upper intermediate: B2


No, I didn't. But I study sometimes with my friends, so I have some experience.
Tip number one : try to have few people in the group, because if there were too many students in the group, it will be almost impossible to study seriously, and it will be like hanging out with your friends rather than making a studying group.
Tip number two : take you phones away, because it will only disturb from studying, so just put it away or don't use it.
Tip number three : take breaks, because studying for long continuous hours is unprodective.

Yeah, I'd love to study with Grob, but not more than four people, like he says, " I think anything done with Grob's participation comes with the best result."
Is my writing correct?

Hello r0000ma

That is grammatically correct, though I would separate it into two sentences (after the word 'people').

All the best


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I never created a study group, or maybe not one rigid/strict like the study group created in the audio, with fixed day and time. I had a group of friends that I enjoyed to study with, but we didn't have a schedule, sometimes we meet in the library or the someone's house.

I never created a study group . because I think it losses my time .

When it comes to creating a study group one of the most common problems you could have is the engagement, most of the times because people, in this kind of instances, often don't set their education before their relationships, and end up creating the group with people who they are supposed to amuse with, clearly it is not always like that, however, assessing the engagement of the possible members in advance is always worth it.

Regarding to the place and the time to held it, is a good option doing it after finishing the classes so that you can go over and feedback the topics of the day in a clear way,if by any chance it is not possible you may set your house as the place of meeting, this could give you the upper hand to take over the leadership, which by the way, allows you to have a wider prospect regarding to the duties of the group according to the needs.

I have completed the lesson for 'Creating a Study Group'. The level chose is Upper Intermediate B2.

Have you ever created a study group? What are your tips?

Yes, I had created a study group which was long time ago, for our I.T product presentation group assignment. That time I took the leader role to organize my study group, each member had to perform their role responsibly and we did our studies in college's library. We discussed between members, about our 3-In-1 PSF(Printer, Scanner and Fax) integrated machine into one desk machine. Each member needed to study their relevant aspect topic, which they were going to talk about in their presentation part. For example, I started with the introduction and another member took over the middle part of the topic and so on. Then later at the end, we all 3 together concluded the presentation properly and smoothly.

So My Tips are that each member need to study their relevant part well and properly, in order to combine all the studied parts into one great assignment.

I created a study group when i was student, more precisely in second year of university. I think that a study group must be heterogeneous, everyone has to have a particular strength. The group should not be too large, and it must have a moderator, or a leader who can able to identify and exploit (for the benefit of the group) as possible as the strength of each others.

A study group is a very good idea. By it, members can learn how to to deal with problems relating to human relationships. For example, they make a compromise for their argument about some things; they sympathize each other's situations; they help each other learn better by contributing each side of a lesson they understand on classes. In Vietnam we have a sentence to reward the importance of learning from peers is "Learning from teachers is not as good as learning from mates".
To have a good study group, I think we should prepare some perceptions before it starts and how it's on the go. A specific goal, a suitable timeline, a responsible moderator, and eager members sound good enough for the start. The goal, timeline or the like are things which we can handle somehow flexibly, but the moderator and eager members are very important. The moderator like a leader in a company will manage works for the group as well as an assignment for each member. Besides, the members should be ones who like to attend the group with no obligation. Because clashes are easy to happen during the go, with the good moderator and member's endangerment they can deal with obstacles and help each other be better. Everything should have a good plan for them, a study group as well.