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Recommend online study groups or study partners?

My friend's kid is studying math, physics and computer science at gcse/a level. Other groups like debating/discussing group are also great options. Appreciate your info. Thanks!
Original post by 3LC
My friend's kid is studying math, physics and computer science at gcse/a level. Other groups like debating/discussing group are also great options. Appreciate your info. Thanks!

Hi there!

It really depends on what works best for them. Lots of people find study groups/partners motivating, but for me, I find this only helpful sometimes, as while it often works, if not all of those members are focussed, the group can get easily distracted and not achieve what they had planned to do. For me, I like to work alongside people, for example in a quiet library, as I feel motivated to work like the people around me, but they are not distracting me by talking to me. I would also pick and choose the people I work with carefully.

Perhaps a mixture of the two would help them identify which setting they are more productive in but also which they learn best in. At GCSE level, children are still trialing study techniques and finding out which suits them best.

Good luck to your friend's child in their studies!

Rachel- YSJ student rep
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Original post by Rachel_ysj
Hi there!
It really depends on what works best for them. Lots of people find study groups/partners motivating, but for me, I find this only helpful sometimes, as while it often works, if not all of those members are focussed, the group can get easily distracted and not achieve what they had planned to do. For me, I like to work alongside people, for example in a quiet library, as I feel motivated to work like the people around me, but they are not distracting me by talking to me. I would also pick and choose the people I work with carefully.
Perhaps a mixture of the two would help them identify which setting they are more productive in but also which they learn best in. At GCSE level, children are still trialing study techniques and finding out which suits them best.
Good luck to your friend's child in their studies!
Rachel- YSJ student rep

Thanks for the advice. Do you happen to know any online debate group? Or students meet periodically to discuss/talk about something.
Original post by 3LC
Thanks for the advice. Do you happen to know any online debate group? Or students meet periodically to discuss/talk about something.

Hi there!

Unfortunately I am not aware of any online study group, although the educational institute your friend's child is at may offer some sort of study group which they could find out about from a school mentor or through the website.

Wishing them the best of luck!

Rachel- YSJ student rep

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