Hey, all. How do you guys deal with classmates/study group members who are really downers, but blame their grades on everything but what THEY are doing? I have 1 or 2 in my study group, they both are getting grades on tests around 60-75%, but seem to blame wording of questions/topics not covered on outlines/etc rather than blame themselves for not studying(which they admit to). One's not too bad, and a bit of a youngun, at 21, and knows she can do better and will (she's really close to the pass mark--which is 80%). The other is so far below passing I wonder if he's going to drop by tomorrow. He's gotten grades around 60% average. Says he's working full-time, kid on the way, 4 hours sleep, etc. etc. And I'm thinking, you still have to study, else you Can't pass! I'm just staying positive and ready to go....got a 92% on my nursing process test today!! WHOOT!
(that's how I felt when I saw my grade!!)
Oct 13, '06
Quote from GratefulHeart
I'm not a study group type person either - find them to be a major waste of time - but here's what's been working well for me so far: I type up study guides based on the objectives, material from lecture and the books, and recently I found someone else who does the same thing - who also is a dedicated worker. Once we have our study guides ready, we email them to each other and combine them into one guide about a week before the test. We each then have a *master guide* from which we can eliminate info based on what we each think is most important - and then we privately study that for our test.
We've been quiet about this process with our classmates so far, because we don't want others joining in just to get a free study guide without feeling like they have to contribute something. This only works well for us because we both put a lot into it. We are, however, planning to invite others into this process as we discover their study style is similar to ours.
Hey, you're not my study partner are you? I did the same thing this week w/one of my classmates. I use OneNote to drag in bits of my instructor's presentations, the module learning objectives and illustrations. It actually makes an excellent study guide and weighs a heck of a lot less than five textbooks. (It would work great for larger study groups too) I feel selfish for not sharing it with the rest of the class, but I'm starting to get burnt out from always helping others and rarely getting any help in return. I'll still help, but I'm not going to offer up something I've put so much time into to a classmate who doesn't even have the decency to say 'thanks'.
Anyone else in this situation?
Last edit by abbythetabby on Oct 13, '06