(The following blog post was reblogged from U of T’s student-life blog, UpbeaT)
Being part of a study group is a lot like casual dating. Sometimes, you meet someone and you hit it off instantly. You talk for hours and at the end, you get their number and genuinely hope to meet again. Other times, it’s a bust – something about the person makes you realize there is no “click” and by the time you go on your merry way, several valuable hours have been lost.
Most of my friends have never been in a study group. In accordance with the infamous U of T student experience, concerns about other students “taking my ideas” or “not doing enough work” deter many students from benefiting from being part of a study group. In doing so, they miss out on the experience, advice, knowledge and support of their fellow U of T students.
Perhaps you are interested in testing out the study group waters…so where to begin?
Dear Surviving Studenthood,
I am entering my second year of university and am thinking about living on campus. I was wondering if you can give me the pros and cons? I live about 1.5 hours (one way) from campus but I find that living downtown (near/on the campus) is very expensive. I’m not sure what to do – and I don’t know enough about the experience to know that it is worth it. Can you give me the inside scoop?
I work multiple jobs during the school year. Although it is a real juggling act, I consider it to be a part of studenthood – it is simply what we must put up with to fund our education. Honestly, I like my jobs – and when I go to work, I put my full effort in.
But when your job takes over your education, is that where the job goes too far?