Reading Partnerships. One way to build a learning community and get better grades!

Author: 
Deborah McFarlane

Partner up with somebody from your course and tackle the reading as a partnership. Doing this systematically will help you understand better and improve your grades.
The idea is quite simple; you and your partner read different papers from the optional reading list of the course, and condense the information of that paper down to one page. Then when you meet up once a week, each of you will explain the paper to the other. Going through what you read and explaining it to someone else will help you understand it and remember it in the future. 

One way to build a learning community