May 21 - June 27, 2019
When learning via self-study, you miss out on the opportunity to get the benefit from study groups. So why not join ours? Here are some potential advantages of joining a study group, besides learning more about CAIB!
Because study groups meet at regular times, attending students cannot procrastinate. If alone, a student might postpone studying to “tomorrow”. When in a study group, however, students have to be present at a specific time, and they are not able to procrastinate. If you struggle with procrastination, a study group might just be the solution for you!
Working together, students in study groups can generally learn faster than students working alone. For instance, some part of the textbook that seems completely confusing to you could be quite clear to another student. In a study group, instead of spending valuable time puzzling over the difficulty, you can learn quickly by simply asking a question. In addition, you can help your fellow students when they have difficulties understanding something that you do understand.
Get New Perspectives
If you study by yourself, you will always see your material from the same perspective as yours. While this may not be a problem, getting fresh perspectives on a topic can help you learn it more thoroughly. Study groups are the perfect places to find these new perspectives. As you listen and ask questions, you will soon start noticing a wide variety of different viewpoint on the same idea. This will force you to think more about your position and will, therefore, develop your critical thinking skills while helping you study.
Learn New Study Skills
In addition to learning new perspectives on a topic, you can also find new study techniques. During the college years, each student develops his own particular study methods. While yours may work excellently, you probably can still find ways to improve your learning abilities and sharpen your mind. By joining a study group, you will have the opportunity to observe a wide variety of study methods in action. After considering the pros and cons, you can improve your own study regimen by incorporating the best methods with your own. In addition, you can help your other study members improve by sharing your favourite study tricks also.
Breaks The Monotony
Studying by yourself, especially for long periods of time, can become monotonous activity. However, by joining a study group, you can break this monotony and learn faster! In addition, the auditory factor of study groups can help auditory learners and students who dislike the silence of studying alone.
Fill In Learning Gaps
Study groups provide an excellent opportunity to fill in gaps in your notes. By comparing notes with other students, you can evaluate your accuracy, fix any errors, and get ideas for better note-taking. If, on the other hand, you are a great note taker, you can help other students who had note taking problems fix their mistakes and learn better techniques.
Enough reasons for you? Sign up below, and meet like-minded students, and help with preparation for your up and coming CAIB exam!