Altering study material helps to retain more information than focusing on one topic at a time for long periods of time. This is especially efficient when the topics are interconnected and can be linked together. However, altering the topics often feels more laborious to study, which easily misleads our intuitions on its effectiveness.
Studying complementary topics and altering from a topic to another frequently helps to connect different viewpoints and to remember what has been learned. It also makes the studies easier to schedule.
How could you schedule your studies to use your time efficiently?
Which overlapping or complementary topics could your team study together?