The paper "The Advantages of Group Work Far Outweigh the Disadvantages of Group Work" is an outstanding example of a management literature review. In our daily academic studies and beyond, both private consultation and group discussions are part of our lives. This discussion however will focus on the relevance of group discussions, especially in our studies. It is somewhat obvious that there are a number of advantages of group work and its disadvantages (Wageeh 2009). In order to establish the option that has more weight, it will be of the essence to discuss the merits and demerits of each option.
Many English speaking schools both local and international have adapted group discussions as part of their curriculum, the main reason for this development was mainly to promote student interaction which improves their language skills in both writing and talking (Long 2005). In most cases, students improve their writing and speaking of English as a result of the symposium with other students. This is evident in most English speaking countries as compared to Asian countries. This discussion is thus aimed at bringing out the option that has more weight as compared to the other. Benefits of group work Given the fact that each individual has their own strengths and weaknesses when grasping facts in the classroom, discussing issues learned from class gives us an opportunity to get what we missed and also give others what we have.
This opportunity will pass by if regular discussions are not done. A good example, in this case, is mathematics discussion, since mathematics require practice and further reasoning, it is always recommended to discuss mathematical assignments once assigned in order to increase our understanding scope (Trotzer 2006).
The other advantage of a group discussion is the fact that one is able to learn new ideas and new approaches on several academic issues imperative in class performance. According to Zastrow (2009), it is also in discussion groups that we gain confidence in our ability and also strengthens our communication skills which will be in practice after completing our University studies.