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19. A Study Group
Ricky was good at everything. He had always
As in all his classes. He excelled in
subjects and never had any trouble with the
. This year, he was taking calculus. This was
subject he had never taken before. He was
a lot and did not understand the material.
teacher handed his first test back. Ricky was
at his score. He had failed the test.
was his first time to fail anything. Ricky
not know what to do. He did not
to ask for help, because he did not
This was his first time struggling, and
had no idea how to approach his problem.
started by talking to the teacher. He asked
teacher if there was a mistake or if
was any way he could retake the test.
teacher explained to him that it was reasonable
he did not do well on the first
. She gave a list of books and websites
may help him and also referred him to
tutors. Another suggestion she made was to reach
to friends and form a study group.
the idea of a study group because he
more comfortable asking his friends for help. He
his friends if they would like to form
study group. They loved the idea. They also
relieved since they were also struggling with calculus.
decided to meet twice a week at their
's library. They did homework together and went through
problem step by step. Before the next test,
studied extra long. They did several practice problems
helped each other along the process. Perhaps Ricky
not get everything correct on the next test,
he felt more confident.