Group study, effective or not?

@mik0930 (372)
Philippines
November 4, 2007 12:37pm CST
For me, group studies are ineffective. Our group studies usually end up to chatting with each other, movie marathons, daring games or internet surfing. It happens most of the time. How about you? What's your view on group studying?
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10 responses
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
4 Nov 07
I have never tried group study. Studying on my own has proved to be a vary good procedure, so I never tried to change it.
• China
4 Nov 07
i cannot agree you more .but in my opinion i will make a choice when i face the case that you should talk with someone on a discussion .please leave me alone most of time
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
4 Nov 07
For me the group study is good for re-study something. For example, if I have an interrogation, it's good restudy the subjects with someone, so you can repeat better than alone. If I study something of new I prefer to study alone.
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
I agree! First you have to have a feel of the material already before you even think of setting up a group study.. It just won't work if you haven't read through it yet. We use group studies to throw possible questions at each other, and to recite the lessons out loud so we could remember them better..
@toteles (148)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Same here, Group study is not effective at all since we also end up chatting, but sometimes it is also effective because we can share our ideas and thoughts...
• India
5 Nov 07
Everyone will have their own point of view for this.But where i stand is that group study is not effective.Group study is more of a get together than studying.Silent and calm environment is what i prefer for studying. In a group,its quite possible that one person might be confused on one topic,and another person on some other topic,,and theirs a lot of time wasted in solving others problem.The end of the day u get to know that you did solved others problems but ur own problems aren't solved yet.....n you ended the day with wasting ur time in group study...
• India
5 Nov 07
for me... group studidies work sometimes... and sometimes it doesnt.... when me and my friends really want to study... we study very seriously... but when we are repared already.... we take a break... and have some fun.... we play... watch movies... or even sleep..... so it does work at times... and it doesnt... group studies is also very good... becuse... u can get ur doubt cleared... and u can learn some new stuffs.
• Pakistan
5 Nov 07
group study is effective bcuz u get an understanding of the way how people percieve differant things and by contacting wid differant people u get an idea and try to converge ur idea in that way
@kebkeb (121)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
Sometimes, its not good to be studying with your friends. Like what you said, you and your friends end up with chatting. It also happened to me before. I asked my friend to meet up at school but we ended cahtting with each other and talk about others. But it is really recommendable to study with your friends. SOmetimes when you study alone, you come up with topics or ideas that you don't understand. You might notice that your friend knows that topic. It depends on you guys how to handle such group activities. Its up to you if you really want to study altogether even you end up doing nothing...
• India
5 Nov 07
as long as u r commited 4 it,u will by self not talk to others,a bit of determination does the job well.while studying discussion over the topics helps to clearify the doubts and also memorise it,so its an effective way of studying overall.
• Egypt
5 Nov 07
For me group study is better. I often do this with my friends. I like this because I just have to explain about a chapter. And after that.....My friends will explain to me about their chapter. That's gonna save my energy. And for me, it's easier to remember the tutor speech than learned by myself.....thanx..:D
• United States
4 Nov 07
im more of an independent person. I would rather study alone!