Most students still think that studying is a task that must be done individually. Each student designs their work plan, structures their time, arranges their content and chooses the place, usually the room itself or the library.
It is important that you know that although this is a totally valid possibility, you can also study in groups and achieve your goals as well. In addition to knowing the pros and cons of studying together, you should keep in mind a number of tips:
- It is very important to choose suitable study partners. Ideally, he should be related and responsible people, although perhaps getting together with good friends is not a very good option, since you may distract yourself, start talking about their lives, etc.
- It is not advisable to cover too much workload, as you may lose concentration. Work well, actively and efficiently, but without stopping.
- You also need to think about the right place. Try to make sure that the place you choose is good for all participants, and do not follow the orders of one of the members. Whether it’s the library, the cafeteria or a house, it has to be a quiet, comfortable and spacious place.
- It is also useful to come to the appointment with an established plan, knowing what subjects you are going to study, with what content you need help, how long you will be and the breaks to take. Also, do not forget the material you may need.
- When all the members of the group are more or less at the same level, you can play a role-playing game. A person chooses a specific theme, while the rest of fellows have to make batteries of questions related to this same field. So you test your knowledge and value your level of the exam.
The group study may be for many the perfect complement. If you still prefer to continue the tradition and study individually, do not forget that you can use this method days before the exam to strengthen your knowledge.