If you are lucky enough to be taking online classes with a friend you have someone that you can study with when it comes time to get ready for a test or quiz. The two of you can meet somewhere and compare notes, assignments and even information. But there may be a few pitfalls that can get in the way if you aren’t careful. You want to make sure that you maximize the time that you have with your friend to study.
Find a time that works best for both of you. This can be tough if both of you are currently working or taking other classes. The time that you have available may be difficult to try and coordinate. Do the best that you can to work with each other to find some time. It doesn’t have to be a marathon study session. The two of you can just get together for a short one half hour or one hour interval to catch up and ask each other some questions.
Stay on task. If you don’t have a lot of time, don’t waste it by talking about things outside of class. This can be tough if the two of you are friends and don’t get to see each other often. If you are meeting for coffee and planning to study for an hour, see if you can get there early, order your coffee and have all of your study materials out before the time that you have set up to work. This way you can use most of the time working our problems or creating study sheets.
Come prepared. There is nothing worse than attempting to study with a person that is not caught up on the reading or assignments. Be sure that if you are going to work on the midterm project that you are caught up to the midterm assignments.