Battle of the Books: Group Studying vs. Solo Studying

With midterms heading our way, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out the most efficient methods of studying and preparing for those dreaded exams. If you’re debating whether or not to form a study group, here are the pros and cons of both studying in groups and studying alone:

Group Studying

Pros:  

  • You can learn by teaching others, which is one of the best ways to retain new information, while simultaneously helping someone else out.
  • Your study group can hold you accountable for when you get distracted by Facebook during your study session.
  • Study buddies can provide motivation – seeing your peers on top of their assignments and material for the class will make you want to keep up with them.
  • You’re forced to start studying well in advance of an exam instead of cramming everything the day before because you have to schedule times to meet as a group.

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