Do you learn more when you study alone or when you are with a group?

@annierose (13062)
Philippines
April 17, 2009 1:44am CST
In relation with my study habits before, I prefer to be alone.I usually stays in my room with all my notebooks and books everywhere.I can say that I am the type of person who is a lover of books. I very much love learning and it is really a great pleasure for me when during my reading, I learned something. But when I stepped into college, our university opens more opportunities for me in the field of learning.Our professors usually groups us whenever they will give us some activities. Based on my experiences, I can say that group learning is better for me rather than studying alone. With the so called "group learning" or "collaborative learning" it enhances more not only my intellectual skills and creative but also my social skills. With my experiences in my studies, I can really say that "Two heads are better than one". However, I know that people of different ages have different perspectives in learning. While in myself, I can say that I learn more with a group, others can say that they learn more when they study alone. How about you? What is your opinion on this one?
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14 responses
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
18 Apr 09
Two heads is better than one but if they are not fighting with each other. I have been in studying alone in my whole life but last to last year I got a chance to learn in groups and I was so amazed that I learned something which I thought I could never learn in my entire life. yes, group discussions are very good for leaning new new things.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi sanuanu, Thanks for responding.Education is a continuous process and we never can tell when will we stop.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
19 Apr 09
Don't you think that people at mylot also learn new things from other users?
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
19 Apr 09
Well, I think all of us are learning here in mylot.Even I, myself discover something to learn each day, that I will spend my time mylotting.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
I like to study alone but have found that when studying for tests sometimes group study is even better. Group study is also good for homework because you can get help if you don't understand something. I do my current classes online so I don't get the chance to study in groups and think that sometimes it would be helpful. So overall I can go either way. I will work harder I think on my own because I don't have anyone there with me but in a group I can get their opinions and anything that I may have missed.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi prncesfrmheaven, Its nice to see you here and thanks for responding to my discussion.Studying alone and studying on group has really its own different advantages.
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• United States
18 Apr 09
This is true. I think it depends on the person as well. Some people may learn better in a group rather than alone.
@chimrani (1431)
• India
17 Apr 09
i learn more when i study alone.I don't like group studies and i cannot consentrate while group studies. I study alone and i get more consentration
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi chimrani, Thanks for responding. I also feel sometimes that I have a need to study alone so I can be fully concentrated.
@chimrani (1431)
• India
17 Apr 09
Ya it is good think to sit alone and read.Friend it will help you lot because you can consentrate more when you study alone
@mira91 (988)
• Singapore
18 Apr 09
both are okay with me just as long as the environment is suited to my studying methods...I think everyone would have to agree that they study in a quiet environment unless it's mathematics i could work the sums out even with music on. Anyway, groups are good because you can ask each other questions and exchange your answers with each other..IF someone got it right, then you can seek for their explanation right? Nevertheless, for subjects that requires me to do mostly memorizeng, i'd like to study that subject alone because i absrob more facts by myself without any distraction at all. ^_^
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi mira, That was a very intelligent response.Thanks for sharing this with us
@ulqu1orra (272)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
Absolutely learning and studying are better when you have more people, maybe friends classmates or anyone that you can share not only your different thoughts but what you feel inside.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi ulqu1orra, Thanks for sharing. You have wonderful thoughts
• China
18 Apr 09
I like study alone.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi xiaoxiaoxia, Well, why do you love to study alone? You can earn more here if you elaborate it more.Thanks for responding.
@lvyanyan (42)
• China
18 Apr 09
I think studying alone is s style used when you are young, group studying is a style used when you grew up.when we were little girls or boys,we did not know something around us,so we learn from books,from our parents.the knowledge we acquired is something basical.then as our ages grew,we form our own opinions,so we are eager to talking with our friends and classmates.we could communicate with them,exchange our views to enrich our knowledge.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi lvyanyan, I agree with you with your post.I also observed it because the more we grow, the more we become aware of others also.
@nurseia (40)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I study better alone. I can concentrate and it is quiet. Classroom lectures and group studies help. But in order for me to completely understand a concept and the reasoning behind a subject, I need to be alone. I am no good in contributing to group discussions if I have not analyzed the subject myself first.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi nurseia, oh, I can relate with u. I am also doing same
@Porcospino (16480)
• Denmark
17 Apr 09
I generally learn more when I study on my own. I love books and it is easy for me to study on my own. When I went to nursing school I was in a really great study group. The other members and I got along really well and today (seven years later) we are still friends, but there are certain disadvantages about studying in a group of close friends. We always had a good time, but we often talked too much about other things and we were not good at concentrating on the work. We had to memorize a lot of Latin words and it was useful to practice the words together, but when I had to understand the different things it was better for me to study on my own.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
hi porcospino, Thanks for responding well. You have your point.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I have to study alone, there's too much the possibility for distraction (conversation, etc) to study with others.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi zoey, Thanks for response and sharing this with us
@sameeer (76)
• India
17 Apr 09
i prefer study alone, in groups its hard to concentrate but i also feel that if all the group mates are serious towards the studies it can be very helpull in gruop studies
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi sameeer, Thanks with your response. That is true regarding with group mates.
@ruilong (158)
• China
17 Apr 09
I like study alone,because I can think about something carefully.But studying with a group is also no bad.I can get some different ideas.These ideas will be helpful.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi ruilong, Thanks for responding. Well, as I have mentioned, two heads are better than one but I do love studying alone also sometimes.
• India
17 Apr 09
yes i learn more when i study alone , but in some topics it is better to have a serious discussion, i like to discussions only when people r serious .but mostly i find that when people study in a group they dont concentrate on studies , rather they concentrate on having fun.but if there r serious people i would definitely like to study in a group.
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi kapil_poundarik, I absolutely agree with you. If you groupmates are really serious, then you can say that you can learn,but if not, better to study alone. I, myself feel same way
• Indonesia
17 Apr 09
i prefer study alone... but sometime study in the group also give some clue in study
@annierose (13062)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hi i_limantara, Yes, that is one advantage when you study with a group. Thanks for participating