Advantages: self-study makes you a habit of independence, self-information, not dependent on others. In fact, in a university environment, students must learn a lot by themselves. Therefore, when encountering any difficult problem, students who self-study must apply their abilities and knowledge together with their self-found information to solve. That will help me remember longer the knowledge as well as the problem I study myself. In addition, self-study also helps you be flexible during class time, dividing the study time that suits you.
Cons: Self-study alone will make you spend a lot of time, no one recheck the knowledge and information you have found is right or wrong. In addition, self-study is often effective at the basic knowledge, to the advanced knowledge, without support you will have difficulty.
2. Study in groups
Advantages: group study is a widely applied form of modern learning, it trains you a lot of useful soft skills such as teamwork, leadership skills, etc. When learning in groups, you will receive many ideas as well as information from other people in the group, accelerate the learning process and problem solving. When studying in groups, you can cross-check each other to find and fix mistakes, and study group also increases competition in learning.
Disadvantages: Group study will lead to problems such as ideas disorder, because there are too many information ideas given and there will be people who depend on this without thinking, seeking more information. Therefore, the role of Leader is very important, if Leader does not manage the members in the group, the group sessions will not focus on the main and ineffective problem.
Every study has its advantages and disadvantages, please make the most appropriate choice to achieve high efficiency in your studies.