Educationists often suggest students join study group as it could be a way for better learning. It has its advantages as well such as the students can not only learn from their study material but can learn from each other as well.
However, there are also some disadvantages of studying in a group. So, here, we will try to make you aware of the same in this writing piece.
Study group could become chat group often
I love a meme on the social networking sites that reads like “studying in a group is a perfect way for you to make sure that no one has studied either.” I am sure you are smart enough to decode the meaning of it.
No matter the age group of the students, study groups get assembled for the study purposes. But, soon study takes a back seat when the chatter starts. Slowly the students seem to assemble to discuss all the things, but not the studies and you have got the first disadvantage of the group study.
Weak students may not be able to learn by themselves
Let’s suppose that you have been assigned to attempt a project with some of the peers. You have a fair knowledge about the topic, and you may find relevant content through the research without taking anybody’s assistance.
However, you are not sure of your writing skills. So, you ask some friend to write the coursework as it is a group assignment. It is a good way of working on a project, but you can’t deny the fact that you may lose the chance of improving your writing by not writing yourself.
Procrastination may plague your progress
Many students are a just genius at putting their share of task on others and making excuses in delaying the tasks. Group study makes things easier for such pupils.
Such students can do a small amount of their task, then procrastination hits them, or they just lose the interest in the task because it was challenging. The result is someone else in the group has to do it.
Self-study may not be able possible
Not all the students, but many of them don’t leave the chance to avoid self-study. Students think group study as self-study as well and don’t bother to study themselves.