Friday, April 6, 2012

Web Site Helps Students Find Study Partners For College Entrance Exams

Knowledge is good
This is a great idea, and a clever use of the Internet: is a new website (still in Beta) for students and professionals looking to communicate with those in similar situations.

For a student, it's a virtual group study session for those trying to quality for college admission. They have a good Facebook page, too, where people can further enhance their cooperative efforts.  "We are 100% free to use," says the MyStudyPartner FAQ, "No strings attached."

By the way, this is NOT an ad for MyStudyPartner. Really. I stumbled across them while searching for something else, and I was impressed. says that they "cater to individuals who are trying to pass college admission exams including GMAT, SAT, GRE, ACT, LSAT, TOEFL, MCAT, IELTS, USMLE, SAT - SUBJECT and PLAB."

You are not alone
That's a lot of tests - and a lot of pressure for anyone studying for any of them. A service like MyStudyPartner makes it possible for somebody to reach out at any time and find someone who is studying for the same test.

"After studying with your partners for however long it takes," says MyStudyPartner's website, "you’ll find that the exam you were once worried about taking is no longer a threat. Studying in groups of 2 or more has proven to increase your odds of success while taking any type of test or exam."

Misery loves company, after all, but commiseration - and the sharing of knowledge and common goals - can make a task less miserable.
The Princeton Review
"It also helps professionals," MyStudyPartner says of its website,  "aiming to excel in Microsoft, CISCO, CPA, PMP, ITIL, CompTIA, IIBA and Red Hat Certifications. Studies show that professionals who obtain additional certification or continuing education courses typically increase the number of opportunities available for career advancement." Source:

If you're facing the grind of prepping for a college entrance exam, and you cannot find a study partner nearby, try They serve students all over the world, not just the U.S. Who knows? After you've aced that exam, you might find yourself with a bevy of new pen pals.