do you prefer to study alone or with a group?
26 Aug 07
Studying alone is what i prefer. But sometimes, there are topics that i cannot study alone. So i discuss these topics with my friends and learn from them. Studying with a group can be dangerous because the topics may be deviated to something else and instead of studying, chatting and yapping will what go on.
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25 Aug 07
To concentrate more and to memorize more, I chose to study alone. Studying with lots of people around or with a group may distract one's concentration, I'd rather be alone in my room or inside a library. On the other hand, group studying can be good especially when oral examinations is called for.
• Brunei Darussalam
17 Sep 07
Dear friend, I like to study alone. For me, I can get more concentration when I am alone, even though some formulas or topics I dont understand I rather to ask my lecturer or my friend the next day. I ever tried study in group, most of the time we make jokes and talk to each other. when I am concentrate in my study and my friend ask me to teach her/him this topic, but the point is I already understand that topic and I have to study the next topic. Seems like I have to go back and re-do again. I love to help my friends but its not a right time because I need to study the other one. I dont even cocentrate if I make study group with friends. I love to study alone because my brain only cocentrate my book. So good luck there.
17 Sep 07
I think both has its pros and cons. Studying alone, you won't really talk too much and be able to finish what you want to do. Like say finish a practice paper. Or finishing up your reading of your notes and study guides. You can also set your own goal like what you think you can finish today and trying to complete it on your own. But, discipline is usually a problem. Especially for guys who are more active. You say yes you'll do it for this work, yet you will soon start to feel drowsy and distracted. You also tend to procrastinate as to thinking that time is still sufficient for you to finish what you want to do and if you're not strong willed, you will start to drift away from your work. Studying in group, like you said, you get distracted easily when people talk. You get pressurized when people around you are studying hard, yet you fell lethargic to do anything. You start to get demoralized and all. But think on the bright side, get someone who doesn't talk much, yet is knowledgable to study with you. Or maybe someone who are of close calibre as you. You won't get stressed because he seems like a genius and yet you two can help each other out. Discussions help both sides =) . Study groups of maybe five people will be good, with enough people to ask from and at the same time, a fair share to watch over you so that you don't get distracted. (Get the most disciplined guy in class to join you!) Hope all these helps to make my point that in groups, you may be able to study better.
• United States
16 Sep 07
I guess for me it depends on what I am studying whether or not I want to study alone or with a group. In college, I did a little of both. Studying in a group was what me and my friends had decided to do to motivate us all to study. We all got together and went to the library and helped eachother because many of us had the same courses but different teachers. We stayed for about an hour maybe two, depending who had to do what. Our reward was going back to the dorms and getting drunk. This worked for a while until fewer people started showing up and went straight to drinking. That is when I began to study alone the rest of my college years. I was successful either way, but I think I do retain more and understand more challenging things when I study on my own and am able to learn at my own pace.
26 Aug 07
i prefer to learn and study alone but sometimes being in a group is more benificial than alone, you can have a group discussion and exchange your idea and comments with regards to the topic of the study.
26 Aug 07
You are right. I would also prefer to study alone rather than in groups. Studying alone helps to get more concentration and will be helpful for exams. But incase of group study disturb would be sure. You are sure to get disturbing element while studying.
26 Aug 07
When I still studying I prefer to study alone in my room because I want to concentrate and not be disturbed. Its tempting to just talk and have fun when your studying in a group instead of studying. Sometimes I do join study groups but what I do is I study beforehand before I meet with the group, that way I don't really have to do much studying when I'm with them. ;-)