Again a question whose answer may vary from individual to individual, but I will back group study|
My way of seeing a group study is like this:
1) Divide the course among your self (who are involved in group study), make division based on interests
2) Start reading different things individually and gain expertise in the part assigned to you.
3) Now the toughest part, individuals to become teacher of other for the topic he/she prepared. E.g. A,B and C divided course X, Y, and Z among themselves in the same order. A completed X thoroughly, B completed Y and C completed Z. Now A teach X to B and C and allows an open discussion on the subject, same for B and C who teach Y and Z. This have benefit, knowledge and confidence of A increases in topic X, B and C have benefit that they have a very good knowledge of X before they start preparing it. This will save time of B and C when preparing X by more then 50%. An over all win-win situation.
4) For sure in group studies success depends on how serious you are in your studies.
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