Are you struggling to understand any narrow profile subject? You are not alone! Many students are facing the same thing. But the good thing is social media can make things easy for you.
Social media offers teachers and students a great opportunity to learn effectively. For example, students can benefit from online tutorials or materials via social networks. So, without much ado, here are tips on how to effectively use social networks to study narrow-profile subjects.
- Build your social network community
First, create a special group on any social media platform of choice. You can then edit the group’s name to be that of the said course or choose a hashtag for the course. An example is #CHEM101. After naming the group, you can start adding new members.
You can add members on your contact list or talk to your class about your intentions, openly. There is nothing wrong with that. But make sure you start the group with contacts or students who have a genuine interest in that particular subject. Do not force anyone to stay or join your group.
Also, keep in mind that students from other areas are learning the same thing as you. So, you need to make the group open to members or students from other schools. You can also find professors or lecturers for that subject, particular those that are active on social media. But seek permission before adding them to your group.
- Look for ideas
If you were able to create a new group, then it’s good news! But if you could not, there are other ways you can study a narrow-profile subject with a social network and achieve your aim. You can either post a question to your group directly or send your questions to contacts you believe might have the right answer for you.
But then, it would be better to build a community of people with like minds. You should also ask logical questions in the group from time to time to make it more active.
- Encourage collaborative study network
Your group needs to focus on collaboration too. In this case, someone can volunteer to record a whole class session via social media, which they can later share to the group. But even if the individual is unable to record the lecture, he or she can discuss the topic in the group.
You can also use Google Hangouts to initiate group study sessions where more members can participate. At some point, the group can liaise with experts or professors to throw more light on the subject or course of interest.
- Get regular information
Information is dynamic. It changes rapidly. And to keep up to date, you must be diligent. And considering the tight schedule and challenges that come with being a student, keeping yourself up to date can be a challenge.
That is where the social network can help. If you have an active and serious community, you will have regular updates. In other words, you will not lack information or work hard to get regular updates.
There are so many benefits social network can offer students. But unfortunately, these benefits are not being tapped. The belief is that social media cause distraction to students. But then, if used correctly and with great discipline, students can benefit enormously from social media. So, now that you already know how to use a social network to study narrow-profile subjects effectively, it’s time to put it into action.