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Guide 7 Reasons to have a Study Buddy

List of reasons why having a study partner can benefit you.

  1. Carolyn
    A great way to increase your chances of succeeding on an online course is to find a suitable Study Buddy. This is a list of reasons why having a study partner can benefit you.

    1. Two Heads are better than one

    Having a Study Buddy can make learning easier and more fun. You will be studying the same course and doing the same quizzes and assignments, so pooling your knowledge, resources and skills will only increase your success rate.

    2. Learn new study methods

    There are many different methods for studying effectively, but it isn’t always easy to find the most effective method that works for you. Having a study buddy can introduce you to new ways of learning that you hadn’t thought about and may be more suited to your style of learning.

    3. Teach each other

    You study buddy may be able to teach you concepts that you don’t understand as well as new research skills and methods. Also, explaining concepts to someone else is a great learning method in itself as it allows you to consolidate what you have learnt. Sharing your strengths and complementing each other’s weaknesses will improve the overall outcome for both of you.

    4. Motivate each other

    Staying motivated is one of the big challenges...
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