When learning in the University, Students join Study groups. An ideal study group should comprise of four to six students. Any more than that becomes a crowd.
Study groups environment offers student the chance to engage in more in-depth discussion with peers, sharing information and knowledge about a course collectively enrolled in.
I'm in my second year in college and I must say that I enjoy group study. Especially when I have the right persons with me but we would quite agree that there are some loopholes attached to it.
Depending on the members and atmosphere, study group sometimes can pull a student down.
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Listed below are some reasons I would give if I'm asked not to recommend study groups to a student
Four reasons why Study Joining a study group could be a curse
1. Unnecessary Chats
This is an opportunity to strike a conversation with friends. Collectively, everyone is meant to agree on a course to discuss. An Unmotivated or under-prepared group can turn into one long gossip session.
2. Weaker members may suffer
The cognitive psychologists place much emphasis on thinking, creating and solving problem.
In group study, the weaker ones may not have the drive to think and work out solutions on their own.
3. It can make you lazy
I would say that is laziness. Study groups can make you more dependent.
4. Personal study dies
How to get the most out of studying
Top 2 online study groups you can join1. Open Study
2. Study Blue