Study Groups

Announcements

Under the heading of Additional Information on this page you will find links for the GSG session schedule and GSG sessions by subject.

 

GSG Employment - FALL 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! All positions are filled. Check our website in the spring for vacant positions.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EXAM/QUIZ REVIEWS

CHEM 110

  • Sunday, October 13th, 9am-12pm in 101 Thomas (Harini, CHEM 110B)
  • Sunday, October 13th, 4-7pm in 010 Sparks (Taylor)

PHYS 211

  • Sunday, October 13th, 7-9pm in 117 Osmond (Emily)

STAT 250

  • Sunday, October 13th, 1-4pm in 104 Thomas (Emma)

MATH 140E

  • Sunday, October 20th, 5-8pm in 105 Forum (Rachel)

 

     

     

     

    Guided Study Groups (GSG):  Students helping students succeed! 

    Guided Study Groups or GSG is a collaborative learning program designed to support students, who are enrolled in challenging larger lecture courses.  Basically, GSG is a study group led by a trained student leader (more information on this in our FAQ).  Please take a few minutes to read the information below and discover how GSG can help you meet academic success. 

    How do I use the services offered through GSG?

    GSG sessions are scheduled for set times and locations throughout the semester.  You are welcome to come and go from the sessions because your attendance is voluntary and confidential.

    • GSG leaders will make a few announcements in your class lectures and share session times or they’ll distribute promotional flyers.
    • Your faculty member may have the GSG session times on his/her syllabus or course website.

    NOTE:  If a leader is not attending your specific class lecture time [e.g., MATH 110 at 10:10am MWF], but is attending an earlier or later time [9:05am or 1:25pm], you may not hear a verbal announcement.  However, your faculty member may let you know that GSG sessions are available through other means.

    Recommendations for a Successful GSG Experience

    Your personal preparation and regular attendance at the sessions is highly recommended.  Read your course materials, bring questions to seek better understanding and clarification, and be willing to work with your peers in a group setting.  In addition, you are highly encouraged to attend all course lectures, and visit faculty and TA office hours and department resource rooms. 

    How can GSG sessions help me meet academic success?

    GSG sessions can help you:

    • think more critically about your course material, class lectures, homework problems, etc.
    • learn how to question yourself and others in discovering the unknowns and solutions of the subject matter.
    • better understand key concepts, especially through multiple perspectives of your peers.
    • to articulate what you know and what you don’t know about the subject.
    • build on foundational material and integrate newer knowledge as the content becomes more complex.
    • prepare for and review for quizzes and exams.

    Additional Information

    Contact Information

    Please call the Penn State Learning (PSL) numbers that are listed below.  A member of our student and professional staff will be happy to assist you.

    GSG Staff

    Dr. Brendaly Drayton
    Scholar in Residence-Learning Communities
    Office Location:  212A Boucke
    814-863-6313 or bed156@psu.edu


    Dr. Kaitlin Quigley
    Coordinator, Guided Study Groups Program
    Office Location: 212B Boucke
    814-865-6779 or kag317@psu.edu