Group studies have been in trend for as long as we can remember. We study in groups when we are in school or tuition. We also study in groups when we invite our friends to our home. But there is one huge difference between the former and the latter.
That is the presence of an authoritative figure. Without someone overlooking what we are doing, we often ease up a little. This happens most usually in the latter case. Mentioned below are the reasons as to why group studies are not effective:
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One thing we all face when we are sitting with other people is a distraction from studies. It is hard to concentrate on one thing for a continuous period and to top it, there are other people as well, who can distract you. That is not something which helps at all.
Sometimes, it is better to study alone than in a group because then there is no to disturb you or distract you. Quite often there are people in a group who aren’t there intending to study in the first place. In that case, they disturb everyone who is there to explore.
Efficiency is Not Up to the Mark
When we study in groups, the efficiency or the quality of what we learn drops significantly. It is because it is hard to concentrate on one thing where several things around you are moving or speaking.
We often tend to notice automatically what others are doing, even when we don’t want to. It is just how our brain works. Studying alone gives you the time and space which is required to bring that efficiency up.
Not Learning Your Way
The group brings dynamism into play. Since no one is the same, the way we learn things are different as well. But in a group, we often tend to learn it in the same way everyone is. Maybe there is something that you leave for the last because you like to take your time on difficult topics.
But it may happen in a group that you have to learn it earlier because everyone else is doing it. That is why studying alone provides you with the comfort of following your study plan and gain things your way.
Difficulty Coping Up
Sometimes, it may happen that to cover up some topics, you take more time than others. Other students might finish off things before you do. To ask them to slow down for you in front of a group can be quite intimidating. That is why studying alone is better because you can do things at your pace.
Group studies are not the best way of learning something very deeply. If there is a common topic that everyone wants to tackle, then it might be an excellent option to consider. Otherwise, generally, group studies hamper your learning process most of the times, and the learning curve falls very steeply.