Study Methods

The Benefits of Group Study

By May 17, 2016 No Comments

By its very definition, studying is a big part of student life and with exams coming up, it pays to know how to do it well. Everyone has their own technique that works for them and it’s worth exploring what that is for you. Something that everyone can benefit from though is studying in a group.

From 21 to 25 May, Studentdigz is running a Study Drive to support students as they prepare for their exams. In case you’re wondering what’s in that for you, here are some reasons to join the drive:

Routine is good

Having a place to go and a set time to be there cuts out all the procrastinating that might happen if you study on your own (“I’ll just make a cup of coffee/watch this clip online/tidy my desk, etc”). It’s a dedicated part of the day which you can use to maximum effect by getting down to the actual work you need to do.

Also, because it’s happening over a few days, if you structure your time well, you shouldn’t end up cramming the night before.

More minds = more ideas

If you’re struggling to understand a concept, there’s a good chance there’ll be someone around you can discuss it with. Exchanging ideas is a great way to deepen your understanding and one of the best ways to learn is to explain a concept to someone else – that way both of you benefit.

You might even pick up a few new study tips along the way as you watch how others do it.

Group energy works for you

Even if you’re not actually talking to them, whenever you’re surrounded by others who are doing the same thing, it’s much easier to do it yourself. It’s less boring and lonely, and the whole vibe helps you to focus.

When you need a break, you can people-watch or chat with others also taking a break.

A problem shared is a problem halved

Everyone gets stressed during exam time and it really helps to know that you’re not alone. Sharing your anxieties and coping strategies with others in the same position has a calming effect and helps you keep things in perspective.

Look out for more information about the study drive around Studentdigz accommodation and be sure to take part. You (and your exam results) will be glad you did!

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