Thanks...may I ask why you opted out of the whole study group scene? I tend to get easily distracted so that's why it may not work for me.
I just didn't think it was really my thing. A couple times I'd study for exams with people, but throughout the semester I just felt like I'd work better on my own and didn't want to have to coordinate schedules and stuff.
I did not have a study group throughout the semester, but I felt that I had a very effective one during finals time. We would meet to discuss questions, issues and go over our answers to practice exams. Listening to other people's perspectives about exams helped me consider issues that I might not have thought of on my own. Then, on the real thing, those conversations would come back to me and I felt my answers were more well-rounded than they would have been.