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Poll: Do you prefer to study alone or with friends?

A majority in our survey preferred studying with

A majority in our survey preferred studying with a friend. Photo Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Lingfei Zhao, Syosset

We all have our preferences. I asked 100 sixth-grade students at my school if they would find it more useful studying by themselves or with a buddy. Here are their responses.

By themselves: 34

With a friend: 66

I also asked a few kids why they chose their answer:

“It’s more effective,” said Nicole Graziano, who voted to study with a friend.

“You’re more focused when you study by yourself,” said Tatum Kirwan, who voted to study solo.

“It’s boring to study by yourself,” said Christina Cummings. “With a friend you’re more engaged.”

“I would talk too much if I studied with my friends,” said Bryan Luper, who voted to study solo.

“You can both quiz each other,” said Jenna Bielski and Ronan Coyle, who voted to study with a friend.

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