When you are a student, a key line of defense against unsatisfactory grades is your study group. Study groups have been found to be a very useful tool for students taking university courses, including Math/Stats courses.
As a first-year student, your study group will provide you with all sorts of help (and you will help the group as well) as you learn the course material. Sometimes it is in helping you understand material. Sometimes it is working together to solve problems. Sometimes it is just having people around to help you get motivated to study.
We have some limited help available from student peer mentors to help with the formation of Study Groups.
For some advice on the formation of study groups our old information remains useful:
If you are in a class where you believe you would benefit from membership in a study group, but don't know how to go about it, you should first contact your instructor. It may be that a simple announcement at the end of class or the circulation of a signup sheet would be all that is necessary to get groups started. If this does not seem to work or you need further help in forming a study group, send us the following information:
Name, E-mail address, List of courses (including Section letter and instructor name) in which you're enrolled, Days/Hours of availability.
Send it to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes we are able to put you in contact with others in the class. But a direct approach to other students or the instructor is more likely to get results.