Self study vs coaching...Which one would you prefer..??

@dsharat (456)
India
May 8, 2009 2:12am CST
How do you study for competitive exams and for normal collage/school exams?Some prefer coaching and some prefer self study.I prefer self studying because,there is no specific time for studying and we can implement our own ideas in studying.In my opinion coaching is some what like spoon feeding... So what is your opinion??Why do you prefer that one only?Why not the other one??
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@sonusd (1548)
• India
8 May 09
It is totally depend upon what is the catching power of the person and I generally go for coaching because I am unable to understand everything what ever there is in book so I prefer to go for a coaching so that I can clarify my all doubts there because my parents are not so well educated so that they can guide me and can clear my dubts so if any of parents can manage their children for them coaching may not be necessary
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@dsharat (456)
• India
8 May 09
Yeah!! In coaching classes we can clarify all our doubts and we even have nice atmosphere to study,with our friends and others studying around us.There are some educated parents who are educated and even then they send their kids to tuition's as they are busy with their office works.
• India
9 May 09
i go to self study. because if i will take coaching and not try to understand what they are teaching us. if i will do self study so we can find what is our requirement of improvement where we need to coaching.
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• United States
8 May 09
I very much prefer self study or discussion groups with others learning the same material. I've never really understood the point of a tutor or had a need for one, mostly because when I need to learn something, it's usually a matter of just needing to go through the material and perhaps discuss it with others learning the same thing, not really have most of it explained the wait a coach/tutor would.
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@kntr07 (9)
• Italy
8 May 09
I think that for normal exams, self-study is ok as long as you are dedicated and consistent. But as for bigger exams, I prefer coaching where I would have feedback and assistance.
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@Lenvor (63)
• India
8 May 09
I prefer self study, because it allows me to understand the subjects at my own pace. I can skip portions of the subject which I am well acquainted with and move on to the tougher ones. Comparing this with coaching where we are mostly spoon fed. I would instead attend all the regular classes in the school or colleges and listen to the lectures. They not only impart the knowledge but also encourage us with fascinating thoughts. This is not often seen in coaching centers. There they only focus on academics.
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@Q_Savvy (131)
• India
8 May 09
When it comes to exams, I prefer self-study because tutoring doesn't give you the time to be able to grasp what you're being taught immediately. However, if your tutor is very good and is able to make you understand what you're learning as he/she teaches, then I'd definitely go for that because while studying it's quite often that one comes across various doubts, some which a person can themselves search around for and solve and some that they just can't seem to, in which case a Tutor is definitely required. Personally, I have always studied for any competitive or college/school exams on my own. I have never been tutored/coached. Everything I've studied has been just on my own!
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@arkasen (748)
• India
8 May 09
I personally prefer self study. But I think for school life coaching is important because at that time we don't have enough analytical power so that we can do self study. But for the college life self study is the best. Because in college you are supposed to learn the subject in details. And with coaching spoon feeding it is not possible to gather detail knowledge of a subject because you will only learn those thing that your tutor is teaching you. Self study also help in increasing our confidence level. In self study there is no one to help you out in solving your problem. This way we can learn the art of solving a problem on our own. This quality also help us in our real life at later time when we face the problem of life. So self study is always preferable for me.
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@fwangaa (3058)
• China
8 May 09
i prefer coaching, because if you study at home, no one can tell the knowlage.and no one can help you. the important is if you tired , no one can support you continual your study. i want some body look at me.then i will give my courage to continual my study.
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@kush20006 (515)
• India
5 Nov 09
coaching brings the schedule into play if a person can schedule himself to a regular pattern then he or she not requires any coaching but if a person like us who cant maintain their schedule require coaching class to allign ourselve in a good pattern to face exam
@meyows (438)
• India
15 Jul 09
I would prefer to go to coaching centers, there we can get guidance. Self study can't help me much.
@cannibal (650)
• India
9 May 09
On a lighter note, I'd say that I don't prefer studying at all. lol That apart, I'd personally prefer coaching, at least under the circumstances I'm in. This is because I know for a fact that when I try self studying, I end up my day of study on the same page I started. It's all whiling away time and indulging in stupid irritating activities like gaming on the phone, bird-watching etc.; which appear so juvenile otherwise. However, things would've been entirely different had I been doing a course in any of my favorite areas. I'm a prospective IT Engineer and yet I was never inclined to be here. So may be had it been for something like journalism, I'd have preferred self-study, wherein I'd have never required anyone to force me to study!
• Philippines
9 May 09
During my review for Licensure Examination for Teachers, what I did was self-review only because I don't have money to enroll in a review center. But I made it. I passed the exam with my own effort. It doesn't matter for me if self-review or coaching to pass the exam. The secret tools to pass the exam are hard work, focus and discipline.