Study Groups

Announcements

FALL 2014 GSG WEEKLY SESSIONS END ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12th.  Please see the schedule below for final exam reviews offered by the GSG leaders and/or our Penn State Learning tutors.  Best wishes on your finals!


UPCOMING GSG FINAL EXAM REVIEWS (as of Nov. 20th): 

ECON 102 (with Dr. Geerling): James, GSG leader, will facilitate the following exam reviews --

  • Saturday, Dec. 6th from 5:30-7:30pm in 100 Thomas
  • Saturday, Dec. 13th from 5:30-7:30pm in 100 Thomas

MATH 034:  Katrina, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 1:30-3:30pm in 102 Thomas. [Note:  Ending time for review was changed to 3:30pm.]

MATH 110:  Jeff, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 1:30-4:30pm in 100 Thomas.

MATH 140: Ryan, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Wednesday, Dec. 10th from 6:00-9:00pm in 108 Forum.

MATH 140B:  Anthony, PSL math tutor, will facilitate an exam review on Sunday, Dec. 14th from 1:30-4:30pm in 102 Forum. 

MATH 141: Jenna, PSL math tutor, will facilitate an exam review on Sunday, Dec. 14th from 1:30-4:30pm in 105 Forum

MATH 200: Jamie, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Wednesday, Dec. 10th from 6:00-8:00pm in 111 Wartik.

MATH 201: Jamie, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Sunday, Dec. 14th from 6:30-8:30pm in 104 Thomas.

PHYS 250:  Avery, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 6:00-9:00pm in 119 Osmond.

PHYS 251: Michael, GSG leader, will facilitate the following exam reviews --

  • Sunday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-9:00pm in 117 Osmond
  • Monday, Dec. 8th from 6:00-9:00pm in 110 Wartik


CHANGES TO THE GSG SEMESTER SCHEDULE:

ATTENTION CHEM 110 STUDENTS:  Effective Tuesday, September 30th Kevin's Tuesday evening GSG session will begin at 8:00pm instead of 9:00pm in 109 Osmond.  This change is permanent for the remainder of the semester.   

ATTENTION MATH 140B STUDENTS:  Effective Wednesday, October 1st Rico's GSG session will begin at 6:15pm instead of 6:00pm in room 014 Life Sciences.  This change is permanent for the remainder of the semester.

ATTENTION MATH 141 STUDENTS:  Effective Tuesday, October 7th Yuv's 2:45-3:45pm session will relocate from 319 HHD-E to 220 Boucke (Penn State Learning Math Lab).  This change is permanent for the remainder of the semester.


The Guided Study Groups (GSG) session schedule can be found by subject or full course listing. You are also encouraged to consult your faculty and TAs during office hours and visit your department learning resource rooms (e.g., Chemistry Resource Room, Physics Resource Room).

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.

Dr. Angelique M. Bacon-Woodard
Scholar in Residence – Learning Communities
Office Location:  212B Boucke
814-865-2017 or amb13@psu.edu
814-865-1841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)