The pros and cons of studying with othersPosted on 25/05/2016 by Jess O'Connor
When you’ve been studying from home for a while, it’s easy to become bored with your environment, or simply to want a change to keep things interesting. One way to do this is to get together with friends who also have studies to work on.
Here are the pros and cons of working with others for study!
Pro: They can keep you motivated
If you’re working with someone who is a hard worker, you’ll quickly pick up similar habits. For example, they might be particularly good at knuckling down and working through tasks, which can inspire you to do the same.
Con: They can be a distraction
On the other hand, someone who doesn’t have the best work ethic may actually slow you down. They might find reasons to chat about non-study matters, or end up spending time surfing the net. Similarly, you may be inclined to pick up similar habits or give in to chatting about weekend plans instead of the task at hand.
Pro: You can ask for help
Your study buddy may be able to answer tough questions that you’re struggling with, explain confusing concepts or simply be there to bounce ideas off. A second brain to untangle a puzzle is always a big help, which can really improve your progress.
Con: Timing doesn’t always work
When your studies rely on someone else to be around, it can be tough to make sure it happens as often as it should. If your study buddy is hard to get hold of or tends to pull out at the last minute, you might need to switch back to solo study or find a new partner.
Pro: It can make it more fun
Making studying from home fun is a great way to become more engaged in your work. With a partner there to talk about concepts with, take short breaks with, and troubleshoot with, the time can pass more quickly and leave you feeling like study was less of a chore and more of a rewarding and enjoyable work session.Posted in Inspiration and motivation, Study From Home Tips | Leave a reply