Creating a Study Group
Ali: Hey, you guys, I’ve been looking for you. I’ve got an idea – a study group. What do you think? Are you interested?
Yes! I need a study group, in a big way.
Bea: Me too.
you think we have enough people here for a study group? I mean, there are only
four of us …
Bea: Sorry. Three of
us. Chris can’t do a study group. Right, Chris?
Yeah, there’s no way I can do a study group. I have an assignment and then I’m
too busy. But I’ll stay for this first meeting.
Ali: Should we try and
get another group together with us for this?
No, I don’t think so. I think three is fine. Ideal size really.
Dina: Me too.
OK, three people then. Four people for the first meeting. What next? Bea: What about a meeting place? We can’t meet here in the library … Ali:
It’s not too bad, especially if those other people would go away.
Bea: But we can’t
exactly ask them to leave, and people might get annoyed with us talking.
Can I say something here?
Sure, go ahead.
a study hall next to the cafeteria. It’s almost always
empty. Could we meet
Ali: A study hall?! Who
knew? Well, it sounds good to me.
Yeah. I’ve never been there but …
Ali: So, we ought to
decide how long for and how often.
read somewhere that you should make the meeting at the same time each week.
Like a seminar. That way we’d take it more seriously.
Bea: We may as well
make it for this time since we’re all here. Is this time OK?
Dina: Works for me.
Ali: Me too.
Chris: Hang on just a minute.
I know I’m not going
to be in this group, but aren’t
we supposed to have a seminar
at this time every other week?
Ali: Umm, no.
No, that’s on Thursday.
Sorry. Forget I said anything.
Don’t worry about it.
Bea: So everyone agrees
that this time is fine? Every week?
Ali: How long should we
Bea: An hour?
Dina: Could we find a
way of making it two hours?
Two hours seems a bit like … too much. To start with then?
Bea: Ninety minutes?
that OK with you, Dina?
Dina: Fine by me.
Ali: OK, so I guess all we have left to decide is exactly what we’ll do when we meet. The final
exam is a way off. I guess we could review
our notes, or practise learning
things by heart.
have a list of dos and don’ts actually that I got online. I could be a
moderator, and we could use the ideas as a starting point …