Learn More: Study With Others
We have all heard the statement, “Two minds are better than one.” And that statement can often be true while studying. Studying with a friend or a classmate is an excellent source of encouragement and motivation—even if he or she is studying a different subject. However, the best reason to study with a friend or classmate is to expand your own and his or her knowledge by sort of picking each other’s brains.
Performing non-surgical brain-picking is a great way to gain loads of outstanding information, advice and ideas. And it is usually easy to find someone with more knowledge or experience to study with during certification courses because students’ skill and knowledge levels usually vary. Learning from friends or classmates can help complete one’s understanding of the material because you are learning from different perspectives.
Also, teaching other people the material is a great way to improve your knowledge of a subject because you will most likely have to thoroughly explain your answers. People who have difficulty retaining information can definitely improve retention through training others or by listening to others explain the information to them again.
But—as always—be careful as to who you choose to collaborate with. Studying with a really good friend could be distracting and, therefore, probably wouldn’t be quality study time. Also, it is definitely not a good idea to study with a romantic interest. Be sure to pick someone that is serious about studying, someone that you could learn from—ideally, they should be able to learn from you as well—and obviously someone you get along with.