Study Skills

8 Benefits of Group Study and Group Discussion

Group discussion on study subjects is of critical importance to the interpretation of the topic. Discussing a subject with peers or classmates allows you to perfectly learn the subject. Community debate on a subject requires the inclusion of teachers, which is similarly advantageous for all participants. Students’ attitude to learning is different. Students use multiple instructional strategies. Any learning approach has its advantages and drawbacks. Therefore, as certain students explore a subject that they have already learned, it allows them to come to realize how they learn from different learning methods.

Group study has its own ethic, and during group discussion, it is to be cordial and respectful. It offers the students healthy criticism and rewards. The below are the main advantages of student community discussions:

1. It helps to read more – it helps you to better understand a topic or a lesson

The group study opens up doors for you to find out more. You discover new information about the subject. Perhaps you may have overlooked a significant feature of a subject that other students might have understood in the study of researching the same subject. You also hear all of these places that you skipped during your own study when you talk to your mate. When you dream about it, occasionally you can have some problems in knowing a subject; understanding the subject simply becomes easier.

2. It helps generate more thoughts on a subject

Group study require sharing thoughts in order to learn important things from one another. It’s not often enough to learn only from textbooks. In order to understand a topic, you will also need to read from other sources. Various references for various students are available. Therefore, novel ideas gained from various sources by the students are discussed during the group debate. When many minds get stormy on a topic, it allows them to produce new ideas that are required to explain a subject. Similarly, group discussions lead to thinking questions about the students’ subject. It also allows students to study for the test in this way.

3. It allows you to understand your abilities and weaknesses.

4. It helps you to realize your shortcomings and errors

Group discussion give you a chance to change. Community meetings will allow you to recognise your limitations and deficiencies. You get to know things that need change. Those fields are explored and recommendations for changes are provided by participants in the group discussion. You work on them to better yourself, until you know your vulnerable points.

5. It lets you develop your confidence.

A student should trust himself. Trusting your experience allows you to demonstrate that you are right in your place. You can be unsure about your expertise if you study a subject. It lets you eradicate these ambiguities about what you’ve heard while interacting with someone. You can help create trust by listening to suggestions in group discussions. Likewise, different suggestions help you correct your thinking and gain confidence in yourself.

6. You are eligible for oral testing by strengthening the oral skills.

In all of the oral assessments including viva and interviews students have to participate. They should be able to speak to an examiner and articulate their views on an issue. You help develop your speaking skills and communicate to other people with confidence while share your thoughts about a topic by joining in the group discussion.

7. It increases your ability to listen

Certain assessments will also measure your ability to listen. The IELTS test requires the assessment of a student’s hearing ability. A pupil must be able to listen well to certain assessments. Community conversations give a chance to listen closely to other people’s thoughts. It is used to improve a student’s listening abilities.

8. It perfects your skills in study and test planning

Students have diverse approaches to studying and follow different study techniques, as discussed earlier. The students would also explore their attitudes to studying and to planning for exams in group discussions. The exchanging of opinions inspires and makes the researchers follow the right study skills.

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Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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