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Benefits of Self-Study


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Self-study is any form of learning that does not involve an instructor or tutor present. Self-study can be achieved through homework assignments and reading, but it can also include taking notes when watching a lecture or listening to a podcast.

While many students believe that self-study is not as effective as in-class education, it has also been shown to be a good way to learn.

What is the secret of self-study? It is just a matter of persistence and discipline. It seems that we can study anything, just as long as we put our minds to it.


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  • learn (verb)
  • improve (verb)
  • student (noun)
  • education (noun)
  • effective (adjective)

The Question

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What are the benefits of self-study?

Additional Questions

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  • Do you think self-study is more difficult than studying with a tutor?
  • Why do you think people tend to study more on their own now than in the past?
  • Have you ever tried self-study?
  • What kind of subjects are easier to self-study?
  • What do you think is the inconvenience of self-study?

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