Some people think that it is more effective for students to study in a group while others believe that it is better for them to study alone. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

It is a subject of debate among educations whether which is the most effective method of studying for students. While some believe that individual learning is the most appropriate learning approach, I would contend that collaborative learning method may have a beneficial impact on students' learning results.
To begin
with, one advantage of studying alone is that students can pay full attention to their
study
materials.
This
is because they tend to be less distracted from learning by unnecessary conversations with their peers. Another benefit that individual learning approach can offer is that students are able to self-paced.
For example
, when studying in a
group
, it is true that a student with a limitation of intelligence may use more time than his or her peers to assimilate knowledge.
Consequently
, he or she may fall behind because of slow learning speed.
In contrast
, individual learning facilitates students to plan a
study
schedule that works best for them.
On the other hand
, collaborations between students can offer them chances to learn valuable skills which may be useful to them in
further
future
such
as critical thinking, communication, and exchanging ideas. During
group
study
, students will track their fellow students and debate with them if there is a point of contention.
As a result
, they will acquire in-depth knowledge about the particular topic they are discussing.
Moreover
,
group
study
triggers students’ competitive with their peers, which motivates them to enhance their efficiency and productivity during the learning process. When facing a difficult problem in learning, they have a tendency to compete against their friends and try their best to solve that problem. To sum up,
although
the advantages of the individual learning offer are concentration and self-paced schedule, I believe that
group
study
is a more effective learning method as it helps students to hone their skills and triggers students’ competitiveness.
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Include an introduction and conclusion

A conclusion is essential for IELTS writing task 2. It is more important than most people realise. You will be penalised for missing a conclusion in your IELTS essay.

The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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