Studying in groups is another beneficial way to get the most bang for your buck. Remember to pick a good team of equally motivated people to work with, you don’t want to spend the whole study hour talking about last week’s episode of “Breaking Bad” or being the only one doing the work.
Once you establish your study mates, set a time to get together; regular study meetings could be just as helpful as special pre-test study sessions.
You can assign different group members different areas of focus: Joe could be the definition guy, while Marla is the problem solving girl, etc. Groups give you the opportunity to compare notes and fill in holes that you might have missed or not understood in class.
Use your study sessions to establish a well-rounded knowledge of the subject so there is no sense of panic when test time closes in. By taking advantage of your team’s strengths and different learning perspectives, you will set yourself up for a successful semester.