SPRING 2014: Regularly scheduled GSG sessions are up and running. Click on the session schedule to the left. Also, listen to in-class announcement and be sure to consult your faculty and TA during office hours or visit department resource rooms (e.g, Physics Resource Room, Chemistry Resource Room, etc.).
GSG & SPRING BREAK HOURS: GSG sessions will not be held during the break. Sessions will resume on Monday, March 17th. Have a great break!
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.
- Click here to obtain the GSG related courses and session times.
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.
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.
Dr. Angelique M. Bacon-Woodard Scholar in Residence – Learning Communities Office Location: 212B Boucke 814-865-2 017 or email@example.com 814-865-1 841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)