There are 3 types of study partners that are good to have. First, studying with a fellow classmate who knows more about the math you are studying than you do can help you fill in the areas where you are weak. The downside to this type of study partner is that they can easily leave you in the dust struggling to keep up if they are much more advanced at math than you. The second type of study partner is where you know more than your classmate and you are helping him or her to understand the material better. This is a good type of partner to have because it solidifies your understanding and helps you to better remember what you have learned. The shortcoming here is that you may not be learning anything new. The third type of study partner is you yourself. You sit down and work through problems and see where you get stuck or are not as confident. The challenge here is that you may be making mistakes and not realizing it or not knowing if and when there is a better way to approach certain problems. Overall, it is good to experiment with a mix of all three types of study partners as they all have their strengths and weaknesses and see what helps you the most.
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