Top 5 Reasons You Should Study in a Group
Updated: May 29, 2019
Studying can be absolutely dreadful, we know! But it doesn't always have to be. One of our personal favorite ways to study is in a group. Not only is it more fun and engaging, but there are also a number of benefits to studying as a group. Here's our Top 5:
1. Eliminates Procrastination. Procrastination is a leading cause of lower test scores and struggles in the classroom. Having a set time to study with some friends makes it harder to avoid studying and creates a sense of accountability.
2. Increases Learning Speed and Understanding. There's something about hearing a friend explain something to you that makes it click, right? That's why learning in a group allows for increased learning speed and understanding. If you're not understanding something, your buddy may know just how to help.
3. Breaks Up the Monotony of Studying Alone. When studying alone, you may be tempted every few minutes to get up for a snack, check your phone, walk around, pretty much do anything but continue studying. It can get boring and lonely- we know! When studying in a group, you can choose to collectively take a study break but then get right back to work.
4. Sharpens Study Skills. Since you may not be able to do all your hardcore studying while with the group, you figure out how to prioritize what is really important to be studying. Prioritizing is a crucial study skill as everyone may learn at some point or another in their educational career. It is nearly impossible to cover absolutely everything that you learn in class before a test, that's why it is so crucial to sharpen this skill and others.
5. Reduces Tutoring Rates. Tutoring companies like ours provide special rates for groups of students. So not only are you in a better learning environment, but you're also saving money!