Study Groups

The Center for Learning and Teaching sponsors peer-facilitated study groups in certain courses, including Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, Organic Chemistry, and Economics.

Study group facilitators are responsible for keeping the group on task, helping members understand the expectations of the professor, introducing different approaches to studying the material, and managing the logistics of the group.

Study groups help students...

  • Apply the material they learn in a different way, through discussion, note cards, drawing on the board, hearing others' views, and sometimes trying out more creative strategies for learning.

  • Practice information by talking it through with other students.

  • Get to know other students in the class.

  • Provide a scheduled time to work on the information.

  • See an upperclass student model how to approach the information.

Study groups do not...

  • Substitute for regular class attendance.

  • Take the place of meetings with the professor or scheduled review sessions.

  • Simply re-teach information.

  • Do the work for you!

To find courses with active study groups, or to request the establishment of study groups in a course, please e-mail the Center for Learning and Teaching.