Group Study Vs. Studying Solo

Everyone has preferences and choices that suit them best. The same goes for ones studying styles, methods, and techniques. Some students like to study alone by practicing problems or making notes, while others may like to sit in a group discussing one topic after the other. But in the end there is no right or wrong way of doing it, what matters the most is what works best for you. It could be a mix of both, or sticking to one kind of learning style.

Studying in a group or studying solo both have their benefits. Learn more about each study method and decipher*decipher*
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➤ (v) read with difficulty
for yourself what works for you.


Group Study

  • Better Retention: Discussing and explaining content to peers, and repeatedly discussing one topic increases retention. The more you repeat the stronger your memory becomes.
  • *Access To More Information: *Studying in a group opens your mind to different view, opinions, and thinking styles in return opening your mind to discussion and enhancing your thinking skills.
  • Common Pool Of Resources: Sharing notes, class material, and other study material collected individually increases the pool of resources to learn from. This wealth of knowledge allows you to broadens your understanding of the subject.
  • Increases Motivation: Studying together is a great motivating factor for all members of the group, as it pushes you to do better, as well as to think collectively for the benefit of the group. It also provides a platform for reviewing your learning process in an easy environment.

Studying Solo

  • *No Distractions: *Studying in a group can be distracting, as discussions can take different course and can involve topics other than the subject at hand. Studying solo improves concentration, and eliminates distractions. This also improves your information retention.
  • *Work On Your Own Pace: *While studying in the group one has to match their pace with everyone in the group. However, while studying solo you can allocate as much or as little time as you feel necessary on a single topic maximising your output in terms of knowledge gain.
  • Choose What To Study: Studying solo gives you the liberty to choose your subject or topic of choice at anytime. Incase you feel the need to spend more time revising a history lesson over solving math problems you can allocate your time accordingly – as compared to a group lesson where a pre decided topic will be discussed.
  • Better Focus: Studying alone improves focus. As you are able to set your individual pace and cater to your personal study needs. Thus maximising your learning process in the limited available time.

Both studying methods have pros and cons. A good mix of both exposes you to the benefits of learning in solitude*solitude*
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➤ (n) the state or situation of being alone
➤ (n) a solitary place
as well as greater resource of knowledge from discussion. However, one must choose what works best for them!