5 Reasons Why You Need a Study Group

February 2, 2021

Two Good Heads Are Better Than One… a saying often used to indicate that unified group effort would surpass singular effort no matter how concentrated. The difference showing in the diverse pool of knowledge and opinions in the collective.

A classroom is made up of people from different backgrounds, hence the rate of assimilation, intellectual and analytical ability differs from person to person. Also, each has a unique way of studying that works for him or her.

Study groups often culled or selected from the classroom are a group of students who come together to exchange ideas on a common topic for some time. In this time, each person having read personally brings individual ideas to the table, the ideas are discussed and broken down and each person gains a better understanding of the topic.

Because each individual is unique, there is always something to learn, if only in a new method of observation.

Sometimes, forming a study group may seem like more trouble than it is worth, but here are 5 reasons why a study group is very important as a student.

Time management.
Students like every other person are prone to bouts of procrastination. Study time, classes, fieldwork, assignments and tests are all time-sensitive parts to school. Sometimes it's easy to get lost in the flow. A study group helps with effective time management as your reading buddies would remind you of classes, provide a suitable challenge to motivate you and hold you accountable for every time not appropriately spent.

Efficient learning
When lessons are taught in class, it's possible to get lost or left behind. It's normal and students make up for this by studying. A study group allows you to talk with people who might have a better knowledge of what you're confused about. Working together as a unit will encourage those who understand to explain to those who may not clearly understand. This exchange makes the knowledge more permanent in both the instructor and the learner. Also, you get a second opinion on notes as you have someone to compare with, so sentences missed or misheard are corrected and questions answered.

Networking.
Study groups provide students with an opportunity to build their connections. Poring over books together, solving questions and challenging each other intellectually is a strangely bonding activity that fosters a healthy, out-of-classroom relationship. These bonds are also an essential part of the learning process.

Cost Efficient.
in a year, the student spends more than half of their finances on private tutors to give them an edge over their peers and improve their general performance. The right study group gives you all these benefits and more without dancing for more than just your effort.

Exposure and Experience.
People who make up a study group have their own opinions on everything and might not agree on a fair number of other things. Learning to work with different people is practise for the future when you will have to manage or work with colleagues. Also, it broadens your mind to new angles from which to see and overcome challenges.

Picking a study group is all about choosing the right people. People who share similar goals and are willing to put in the work. Also, it is a race against time because the earlier you start to work together, the more cohesive and formidable a study unit you'll be.

It doesn't have to be the smartest people in the class, just those who are ready to work. If you cannot form a study group, be sure to ask the lecturer or teacher for assistance, as they can point you in the right direction.

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