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Old 04-15-2012, 05:10 AM
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Whats Your Study Hour's System

I'm curious to know what your system/plan for study hours is. Mainly what the punishment is for not completing them. In our chapter if you don't complete them your referred to standards board and they evaluate the situation and may or may not give you a penalty. Personally i think there should be a set monetary fee which increases linearly as you miss more and more study hours by increments of 10 study hours missed. How does your chapter regulate them and is it working?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:42 AM
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Study hours are pretty pointless, a lot of the time. Either they turn into a social session or they are of little or no value as everyone has a different method of studying. Not to mention, if everyone doesn't gather at a central location they're impossible to enforce. The house is not always conducive to studying and study hours at the library or student center often raise the ire of non-members.

If the point of study hours is to increase your chapter's GPA, has it done so? If not, get rid of them. Give rewards for high individual GPAs and most improvement in GPA rather than forcing people to waste their time.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:21 PM
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Study hours are dumb. They can *sometimes* be effective for brothers who aren't making grades, but to make your whole chapter do it is really a waste of everyone's time.
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Hour's?
And "... your referred to ..."
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I think they are hard to "enforce" and I've seen them become the bane of the scholarship chair's existence. There seems to be a lot of negativity surrounding them and they do tend to turn into social sessions. I think positive reinforcement and rewarding works better, and there should be some sort of intervention/assistance/mentoring for those with low grades.
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Try starting with just encouraging people to actually attend class. I know...novel idea.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:38 PM
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Study hours are dumb. They can *sometimes* be effective for brothers who aren't making grades, but to make your whole chapter do it is really a waste of everyone's time.
I think giving study hours to those under the required GPA mandatory hours is fine. Otherwise it is of no use (unless during finals time)
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Does the AY in your user name stand for Alpha Upsilon? As in the recently rechartered chapter of Theta Chi at Nebraska? Certainly you are in contact with many people at headquarters who could advise you on this matter. Eddie worked with your group, didn't he? I promise he's a better resource to you than randoms on the Internet.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:16 AM
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Well our study hours are actually study hours and not social sessions. I posted the question to see how other chapters operate, not to ask who dislikes study hours. The worst thing about this website is that hardly anyone ever answers the original question.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:11 AM
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Well our study hours are actually study hours and not social sessions. I posted the question to see how other chapters operate, not to ask who dislikes study hours. The worst thing about this website is that hardly anyone ever answers the original question.
It has nothing to do with "disliking" them - it has to do with people having EXPERIENCE and knowing THEY DON'T WORK.

The way other chapters operate, increasingly, is to not employ such a time-waster.
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