Our biological anthropology exams were handed back today; the class average was a 91.8% I've never heard of an average that high before. The lowest score was a 78% and the highest was 102% After the figures were announced a couple of the girls from my lab section came over and hinted that they thought my test had the highest grade for the class. Maybe. Another girl in our lab saw me studying at the café a few nights ago and commented on how she frequently sees me stay late to help other students who come up and ask for help. Why shouldn't I though? Besides being a nice thing to do it also forces me to know the material covered during our lectures to be able to explain it to other people later in the week. The easier it is for me to do that, the easier it is for me to write down answers when the next exam comes around.
That second part is just an added bonus though - it's great to watch as someone makes the transition from confused frustration to hesitant comprehension and eventual confidence.