Study Buddies: Learning with a Partner

Credit: iStock.com/SDI Productions
Credit: iStock.com/SDI Productions
Last week I happened onto something I’d written years ago about study buddies—two students who agree to study together in a course. I was describing a community college first-year seminar program that partnered students in the seminar and a general education course linked to it. New students studied jointly for both courses. After several years, the folks running the program had discovered that many of the students stayed partnered, deciding to enroll in other required courses so they could continue to study together. At that point study collaboration had morphed into friendship.

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