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Study Group Guidelines

Guidelines for forming and operating study groups for many purposes.

Guidelines for Book Discussion Study Groups

Please review the "All Types of Study Groups" box for common guidelines for all study group types.  Specific guidelines for this study group type are below.

Book Discussion Study Group

  • Identify the book(s) or chapter(s) to be studied
  • Set ground rules for discussion protocol
    • No interrupting
    • No one member monopolizes the conversation
    • Times when no one is talking is okay -- some people may be thinking about what was just discussed
    • Issue a schedule of readings and meeting days/times
    • Keep the discussion on the topic(s)
    • Allow for varying opinions without personal criticism of the opinion holders