In today's fast-paced learning environment, students must develop effective study methods to help them succeed. What works for one person may not work for another. People learn in a multitude of ways, and can learn both in the long- and short-term. So, is one way of studying more efficient than the rest?
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Using visual and audio aids, cramming, and forming study groups are among the best short-term solutions for studying.
The best method of studying is to form a study group just before a test. In combination with preparedness, ample notes, and a notebook in which to work, study groups are proven to be effective in preparing students for tests.
In study groups, students begin by looking at their notebooks and thinking about what their teacher said during lecture. Then they look up at one another, put the material into their own words, and come to a general agreement on the meaning of said material. This interactivity helps students to absorb the material and "make it their own."
Study groups are not for everyone: While social learners benefit greatly from study groups, solitary learners learn best by studying alone. For solitary learners, group study would be more distracting than helpful.
[P1] Forming a study group is the best method of study.
Rejecting the premises
[Rejecting P1] Study groups do not work well for solitary learners.