Organic chemistry is not your average science course. And so your approach to learning and mastering this information must also be above average. While organic chemistry scores tend to be lower than any other science, by reading this article you will learn how to get an above average grade in organic chemistry by working with a study group.
Organic chemistry is a course that can only be mastered by gaining a deep understanding of concepts and developing a proper approach to working through reactions and mechanisms.
Setting up a consistent study schedule should be your primary goal, however it may not be enough.
When you study alone you are limited to the information that you are able to master by yourself. You are limited to the notes that you have taken during lecture, and limited to your individual ability to work through homework and practice problems.
Even if you are a student who is capable of doing all this alone, you may find yourself spending more time than desired on your studies and homework. When you get stuck you have no one to turn to.
The Benefits Of Working With A Study Group
Assuming you have assembled a small handful of dedicated students, when working with your study groups you have the power of the collective at hand.
When working through your organic chemistry homework and practice problems, you are not limited by your individual knowledge. When you put your minds together, every member of the group is able to contribute bits of knowledge allowing for questions to be solved much faster, and perhaps accompanied by educational arguments and in-depth explanations.
Another benefit of working with a study group presents itself when you find yourself unable to follow along with the material. Perhaps you missed part of a lecture, or simply did not understand what was taught, you will be able to consult with the group and have someone explain the concepts to you.
And when a member of the group refers to you for advice you will still benefit.
There is a difference between ‘having an idea about the information’ and REALLY KNOWING the information.
When another study group members asks you about a topic you will be able to test your knowledge and ability to present the information.
When the other student asks questions you will start to pinpoint your strong and weak areas within the topic at hand telling you what you have to refer to in your upcoming studies.