Study group?

  1. Good Day

    Just wondering if you guys study in groups. I am not a study group kinda guy but all of my instructors strongly recommend study groups. The chair of the program actually stated that it's a sure way to past the program.
    I tend to absorb and retain info by just reading and reading and reading.
    Whata guys think???

    thanks and out, fishngolf
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  3. by   jov
    Quote from fishngolf
    I tend to absorb and retain info by just reading and reading and reading.Whata guys think???thanks and out, fishngolf
    well fishngolf, everybody's different. Since at 36, you are already a *grown up,* one would think you could trust your own opinion. I'm in my third semester (3/5 BSN) and have never truly utilized a study group. Invariably, if I run into one before the test, they ask me to join but I'm the one who asks all the questions and helps them "connect the dots." (I have previous healthcare experience). So personally they are not helpful to me. I spend a lot of time rewriting my notes from the class into a semblance of order that makes sense to me, leaving out the concepts I already know and brushing up on the ones that I'm a little foggy on.

    Feel free to skip them if you like IMHO
  4. by   fishngolf
    Thanks JOV,

    Your input was helpful and supported my feeling of study groups.

    Have a good one,

    Fishngolf
  5. by   NaomieRN
    You can do a combination, study on your own and with a group like I do. I am usually the one teaching the information.
  6. by   Bicycleboy
    Quote from fishngolf
    Good Day

    Just wondering if you guys study in groups. I am not a study group kinda guy but all of my instructors strongly recommend study groups. The chair of the program actually stated that it's a sure way to past the program.
    I tend to absorb and retain info by just reading and reading and reading.
    Whata guys think???

    thanks and out, fishngolf
    It almost sounds like I wrote the above post. I was told to study in a group but I like to study by reading, reading, and more reading. Somtimes I will teach my wife what I am studying just so I can vocalise.
  7. by   s.carter
    same here, study groups are only good for me in that I can teach others and that helps to solidify things for me.
    I have also found that female nursing students are incredibly chatty and often spend most of the time talking about their nails and such.
    P.S. I am not sexist, its just IME
  8. by   MsBruiser
    One the first day of school, other more advanced students came in and extolled the virtues of study groups - "you can't do it alone", etc, etc.
    That is a load of crap. If your style is to work alone - work alone. I am doing very well and I have yet to join a study group. Yes, I will occassionally ask a fellow student a question, but that is about all there is to it. Some people enjoy working in groups - groups slow me down. I also did my pre-reqs online so I am used to solving my own problems, answering my own questions, etc. Do what works for you and ignore everyone else...
  9. by   fishngolf
    Thanks guys for the input. I gave the study group thing another try this past week and decided to let it go. Seems like we had similiar experiences.... others being to chatty... being the one teaching...etc.
    Anyway thanks again and have a wonderful weekend!

    fishngolf

    PS had to take a break from studying today and shot a 79 on the golf coarse.
  10. by   s.carter
    Quote from fishngolf
    PS had to take a break from studying today and shot a 79 on the golf coarse.
    thats blasphemy!!! how dare you shun beloved study time?
  11. by   SteveNNP
    I HATED study groups when I was in school. We'd always end up jawing about some off-topic, whether it was our clinical instructor's dog breath, or the annoying helf-belching sounds another made as she motor-mouthed through a lecture. I studied on my own, then got together with a few of my best friends in the 1/2 hr before a test and just rapid-fire quizzed each other until the bell rang, It really helped to cement those last few points in my mind before the test, and everyone is too nervous to yap on.....
  12. by   Wave
    Quote from fishngolf
    ... but all of my instructors strongly recommend study groups. The chair of the program actually stated that it's a sure way to past the program.
    I tend to absorb and retain info by just reading and reading and reading.
    Whata guys think???
    Not to sound sexist, but what gender are your instructors /Chairperson? Maybe it's a "Mars v.s. Venus" sort of thing. I, too, find groups to be much more of a distraction then a benifit. People discussing their love life or some T.V. show. There's always that one person who doesn't come prepared and has a 1000 questions on the stuff you are all set with and it makes it difficult to get your questions out.

    What seems to work for me is I try to keep up with the readings, attend every class and review lecture notes, usually starting 7-10 days before a test. If there's a certain point that I still don't get, I'll Google it, look it up in other books, or ask the professor. In general, I like to read/study things from multiple sources to see something from many points of view.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Last edit by Wave on Nov 10, '06
  13. by   br107
    study groups are a waste of time for me. like you guys, i learn better on my own. this is definitely a gender thing. girls tend to meet in groups for just about everything, esp. for dealing with anything difficult. can't site any studies myself but i've had psych profs mention studies on such issues especially with regards to the work place.

    predominantly females in nursing school- female students, female administrators, female instructors --> result: female perspective dominates
  14. by   Trans-am
    It depends on the size and the people you study with. I study with 2 others who also know their stuff and we get alot done.

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