Essay About the Positive and or Negative Effects of Studying Alone or Studying in a Group
You leave the group without accomplishing anything to get you ready for your exam. So, if people can be too distracting, how can group studying be more effective than studying alone? Surprisingly, there are benefits to both methods.
Another way to take advantage of the knowledge pooled in such a group is to use a round-robin question technique. First the material is divided up into topics which are taken one at a time. The first student takes one aspect of the material and predicts a test question based on it. The next student in the circle tries to give the best possible answer to the question. The next student tries to add information, to develop another way of organizing the answer, or to suggest variations on the question. Each student in turn tries to add to the original answer until the circle comes back again to the one who originally answered the question. The next student then poses another question, and the process starts again. This way all students have a chance to predict questions and to add information that will be of help to others.
Without the classroom learning, he would not have been motivated to keep reading and achieve success in his life. A person is able to acquire more expansive and unbiased information through personal learning. As it is, there is a vast amount of information that a person can learn independently. In the classroom setting, the student’s learning is confined to the topics that the teacher chooses. In most cases, information is interpreted in the way that the school administration wants. There is therefore a lot of bias when presenting some information. This is not the case when learning alone since a person can read from various sources. Malcolm X reveals his horror when he learnt about the brutality of slavery through his own reading (Paduraru, Carmen, 2006). He had not been able to receive information about the horrors of slavery in his classroom learning years. It is true that classroom learning is prone to bias by the teacher or the school administration.
When I am studying alone I can sometimes catch myself an hour into random videos on YouTube. Each method has several different advantages and disadvantages, it is up to you to decide which method will yield the best results.
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