The Importance Of Study With Students

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As I go further into my engineering degree, I realize the need for collaboration with my peers. Much of my freshman year, I was able to do everything on my own. It did not affect me that I avoided studying with friends. More often than not, I even purposely chose to study by myself. My main excuse would be, “I need to focus. If I study with friends, I’ll get distracted.” Now, that may have been the case during freshman year, but things are certainly changing as I am now surrounded by students who have a desire to focus. Much of the problem I may have ran into is that often freshmen are not as dedicated to their schoolwork. Therefore, when study sessions occurred, they would easily get off topic. I have found that the students surrounding me …show more content…
I fully experienced this when preparing for the engineering midterm, the first time I really studied with a friend. I often find myself spending hours on mathematical problems, trying to personally figure out how to come to a solution. I did not have that time, when preparing for the engineering exam. I was asked to study with a friend two days before the exam. I decided I would and it helped me tremendously. On problems that I would normally spend hours on, he was able to provide clarification and help me more quickly come to an answer. However, I was also able to do the same for him. I never experienced that back-and-forth studying like I did on that day. After that day, I made a point to start finding friends to study with, for both my own and their …show more content…
I am partially participating in a co-curricular activity. Currently, I am voluntarily helping out in the MakerSpace. I chose to do so that I can start practically applying what I am using. While volunteering in the MakerSpace does not stretch my engineering abilities too much, it does give me familiarity with the many tools available to me and collaboration with students within my career. Beyond just working in the MakerSpace, I have not yet looked into other opportunities for me to participate in co-curricular

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