Study in groups or study alone ? Working in groups or working alone ?

@femimi (872)
Indonesia
April 12, 2007 4:03am CST
When you were a student (or you still now) which one do you prefer, study in group or you insist to study alone? And which one you can do better result ? Working in groups or working alone ? Some people like doing something in groups for better result, but for me doing something in groups rather difficult for me, maybe because I don't trust some people in the groups can do the task well, so sometimes few people must do double job to revise the mistakes from other friends, and it will take a long discussion and debates, makes me tired sometimes. Usually in groups I also get double job (I insist to do that) from the begining, so the task will finish soon. It doesn't mean that I'm feel I'm better than them, but I have to be honest sometimes some members are not seriuous enough to do the task, and it will make me mad, so better I do it from the beginning. But I also realize that not every task can be done alone, in some cases I can't do it without groups, but in that cases too I will choose the person who can really serious to study or work. I also know people who better do housework alone than rely on kids help, finishing experiment alone than waiting the part of result from other friends. But I also know people who are not confidence enough to do something alone, and always want to do it with friends. What do you think for yourself? Are you groups type or loner types in doing something (job, homework, housework, etc).
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@easyzheng (666)
• China
16 Apr 07
Most of the time I prefer to work or study alone, so that I can have a peace of mind to concentrate on what is being done or learned. Of course, team work is needed for some greater program because it requires more people's wisdom to finish it.
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• China
16 Apr 07
I would like to study alone, but sometimes ,you know study with your classmates or friends is much better than study youslelf, for example , when we study Englihs, you know ,we need a partener to pactices spoken English.that is all depents.we should choose according our requirments.
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@aciddrop (798)
12 Apr 07
it depends on what subject you are studying on.for maths problems sometimes you have to discuss them with ur friends when you come to a deadend or cant figure them out alone.and doing experiment is definitely a team work.i know some members are good and some might be really bad but you are supposed to work together anyway.btw,i bet you are a tough person alway being left all the work by ur partners coz you are good lol.or if you are not good,you cant do the task alone well,can you?
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 07
-lol- maybe the reason sometimes I took the work alone is about trust, and confidence with own result. I do admit if I got trouble it's me alone who got headache, and when this situation came I would like looking for help by asking my teacher/boss or some experts (not in groups) But in orders to study or work together like I've told before, I will prefer to choose the person who suits to me also, so we can become good partners to solve problems, because if I have to work in a groups which always confuse to deliver the task or too long to make decision I would also got headache and the last think that I hate, they will ask me to finish the task, so it means I work alone again -lol-
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
i prefer to do stuffs by myself... be it studying or working... i think it got a lot to do with not trusting people... during my school and uni times, whenever there is a group work, i am the one who always do most of the job and i always make sure that it is done properly because i want to get good marks... my friends doesn't really care with their grades and not really so serious about their study... on the contrary, i am a perfectsionist person and i care a lot about my grades... so i always end up doing most of the job...
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 07
hmmmm *thinking* sounds like me -lol- but about the perfectionist side, maybe I prefer said that I want to do something with the best effort that I can do, althouth I don't get the best result among the people. But the satisfaction in doing in our way and our best is really important for me (I think you also like that). And usually trying the best that we could worthed with the result that we will get then, hope so :)
@healwell (1271)
• Ahmedabad, India
12 Apr 07
This one is good posting Femimi! Work and work processes regarding individuality and group based things are very important and what we are seeing on this earth by man made things are so much and the teamwork has a tremendous role in it! The real managerial skill is here when the work should be with individual and when it should be with a group! Some basic work always needs individuals and so such thing should not be disturbed! But I have seen that in the name of group work so many time individuality is avoided and after all the work suffered a lot! The golden era of history also provides us that how there were the combinations of the individuality as well as group-based creativity!
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 07
Yeah, just like I said in the post, if I have to do some job in groups, better for me to know who are the person involves, and also we can choose who are suit to do the job with us. And also part of human is individually sides, and social sides make us should manage which one better in certain situation and condition. Thx for the compliment :)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
as a whole, i prefer to do things alone as a student. i don't want to be blamed as well as to blame my groupmates if there are instances wherein we did not get the result that we wanted. but there are certain times that group work is required like in most of our field work. what i did was, i choose groupmates who are my close friends and we agreed to really work together. there were no dull moments with them. and our output was always higher than we expected.
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• China
12 Apr 07
I like study alone,thus can make atmosphere to think and get the best answer.
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@zer0charly (5619)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
there are some people who are like that.me too..when i am still studying,i like studying and working alone.even if it is a group work like group report or something,better ideas comes into my mind if i am alone.and i can concentrate well,coz sometimes,when you are in a group you really cant focus well,and sometimes,instead finishing it,you'll do another thing. but we need to learn on how to work in a group.coz as they say "no man is an island"..
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• Philippines
16 Apr 07
we have different styles when preparing for killer and tough examinations.it depends to a person to which strategies s/he is using.i understand your situation because i feel the same way.but then,its hard to study by yourself because you need ideas from others.if it makes you bored or tiresome,,you can make a change by putting some games(say you and your friends are in a quiz bee competition).its nice to see your friends racking their heads just to utter the answers.discussions also help to understand some lexical and delicate terms.plus, its used to bond more with your friends
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I am just lik you. I would rather do tasks alone. It is not that I don't trust friends or co workers to do their part, it is I can do most tasks faster than they can.I would hate it if I had to re do something because it was done improperly the first time. Especially if I could have done it alone correctly the first time.
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@uu4h708 (638)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
depends on what were studying.. if its a cheklist, i prefer doing it on my own... if its demo type... i prefer group study... if it needs brainstorming, analysis, debate... group study it is...
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@japboy (572)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 07
i think i prefer study in a group because i not really good in certain subject, so i need my friends help to understand the subject and get a good result in it. I know most people like to study alone or work alone because their colleagues or friends doesn't concentrate on the job or the task. My friends also like that but i told them to concentrate if you want to pass or get A the subjects. I want all my friends including me success in the future, so we have to help each other, don't be selfish on what you good at. Share it with your friends or colleagues.
@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
I think studying in a group does not really work for me, as I am not a hardworking student and so so my friends, we studied just before examinations or tests, but it always ended up with chating some other topics for the whole day, we might just read few pages of the books, the efficiency was much lower than studying alone. Workign is different as you always need to have team work and everyone have something they are good at, to work in a group mean peopel can work effectively at the areas they are good at and the efficiency is much higher than doign it alone.
@liranlgo (5743)
• Israel
13 Apr 07
That is a very good topic, femimi. I am one of those that likes to learn all by myself, i am more concentrated when i am studying this way. only after i learn all of the learning stuff that i am supposed to, i will go and join a studying group, and make sure that i do know everything, the right way, it is a kind of practice for me. I also learn in an unusual way, that a lot of people do not relate to. I record the teacher on the tape, and then i hear all of the studying material. It is easier for me to hear then to read. and a lot of people do not relate to that kind of studying.
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• India
13 Apr 07
First of all a nice discussion femini For me studying alone is kool.In group usually ppl talk many things and other than studies also.It's difficult to concentrate on what u r doing and u apply ur brains to other's discussins(Though not bad if they are regarding studies)And ultimately u can't analyze the topic urself. Regarding working i think its better to do that in groups as u get many ideas from various minds and the task no longer seems boring.U could discuss ur problems wid ppl and have many ideas from friends to rectify it. In the end it all depends on one's personality.Some ppl migt like other ways too.So just chill and do whatever way u like it.
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@Kimgee (1)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
studying in groups is the best method i can always think of..you can share thoughts and learn together...studying will be a lot better and more effective than studying alone wherein you have no one to confirm your ideas and concept with..studying with groups you can always coincide your thoughs and notes with each other..
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Whether studying or working, I am able to do both either alone or in a group. Both ways have their advantages and disadvantages to me. If i am alone, i can focus more and concentrate but in a group, i can ask my groupmates if ever i have some questions. Working in groups also can generate more ideas and also tasks are delegated and work will be easier rather than working alone.
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• United States
13 Apr 07
I usually study alone, unless I need to study something that I'm having difficulty understanding. I would then meet up with a study group I'm comfortable with, that would be able to help me, too. I'm very competitive, and I'm very comfortable studying alone. I also don't need anybody to wake me up (because sometimes that's the purpose of being in a study group). I think that if a person is not competitive, there is a need for some kind of a push from others. This is the case if the study group people would be helpful (in short, not a deterrent). Happy myLotting!
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• China
13 Apr 07
I think it depends, something you can finish by yourself ,but something you cann't . I like work alone in some aspects, such as reading ,writing ,it need a confortable and quite environment.also work alone can make you become more independent,but not isolate yourself with others ,no one can do everything by himself ,many things still need work together then can be finished.we should arrange them which need do by yourself which need to deal with others.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Apr 07
when im still a student , i prefer to study alone coz i thinks it will only disturb me and will not be able to study further since all we gonna do was talked and whatever ..but when it pertain to work its better to work in groups to be able to solve everything and beat the deadlines if any coZ i believe on the saying that 2 heads are better than one..
@waytovj (268)
• India
13 Apr 07
I always prefer studying alone and working in groups. I've tried group study but it has never worked for me. I'm a very talkative person. If I have someone around me when I study, then I will be talking to them. I've got better results when I study alone. Well in case of working its different. Division of labour is important in completing tasks. Its a lot more fun when you work as a group. You can keep motivating others. You'll never fall back of track.
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