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Why are study groups better than self study?
- When you are studying in a group there is a higher chance that most of the things you are uncertain about will pop up. Do not shy away from this, it is better to deal with your weak points well before exam day pressure.
- It is often quite hard to understand every detail of a lesson or book when doing self study. Often, a peer might have caught or better understood parts you missed, and so, you can all help to fill in each other’s gaps. It’s also a well known learning method that to really learn and understand something, explain it to others.
- Through their collaborative but also (sometimes) competitive nature, study groups promote critical thinking and creativity as new questions and explanations within discussions and debates. Thus, this interactive environment ensures a much deeper learning of the material that would be missed with self study.