In groups: “-”
waste time discussing something that has nothing to do with class work
hard to reach agreement /agree with one another/ on the same thing
may cause disputes
not learn a lot by sharing the same thing
Someone may keep silent and do nothing, being lazy and dependent.
not easily distracted
become more independent
improve learning efficiency
enhance learning skills
hold one’s own opinion
get a better understanding of one’ own strengths and weaknesses
make a reasonable/sensible/flexible schedule
manage time and control the pace
achieve a specific goal in one’s own way
develop/improve independent thinking ability/skills
feel a sense of personal satisfaction
feel a sense of achievement
quiet /enjoy the solitude
freedom /do whatever
enjoy personal space
find out one’s own interest
form a good study habit
get a deeper understanding of a particular area/aspect of a problem
develop my full potential
make the best/full use of the time
lack of self-control and self-discipline
IBT 结构提纲 1 ：
Intro: individually (A)
1. productive (A+)
2. not easily distracted (A+)
3. waste time (B-)
Transitional words: also, in conclusion…
结语： prefer A
Sample answer: A 版本：
Every student has their own study methods. Some prefer to work in groups ‘cause they can come up with a lot more new ideas. But I think it is better for students to study alone.
(1) because they are more productive when they sit there alone and think independently. By making a reasonable and flexible schedule, they can manage the time and control the pace and thus improve their learning efficiency.
(2) Also, they are not easily distracted by some other things like noise, laughter, etc. Instead, they are more focused and trying to accomplish the task by themselves.
(3) When students meet to study in groups, they often waste time discussing matters that have nothing to do with their class work.
In conclusion, I prefer studying individually to studying in groups.