Study Groups

Announcements

ATTENTION STUDENTS:

ALL weekly GSG sessions will end on Friday, Dec. 9th.  Please see our GSG exam review schedule below and be sure to visit faculty and TA office hours and exam reviews.  Best wishes with finals!

MATH 110 - Beginning the week of October 24th, a second GSG leader (Rahul P.) will lead 3 weekly study sessions in addition to Cassandra's sessions.  Please listen to in class announcements and view the full GSG schedule for session times and locations.  In addition to one-on-one drop-in tutoring in 220 Boucke, MATH 110 students will now have access to 6 GSG study sessions per week!  Click here to view the MATH 110 GSG schedule.

MATH 140 - GSG SESSION SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Effective Tuesday, November 29th the Sunday and Tuesday GSG sessions will not be held for the remainder of the semester.  Please stop by the Monday and Wednesday sessions with David F. (GSG leader) and visit our 220 Boucke math lab for assistance. Click here for the Math GSG schedule.

STAT 200 - Students enrolled in Ms. Buchanan's lectures:  GSG sessions that were led by Zach M. on Mondays (6:00-7:00pm in 311 Boucke) and Wednesdays (6:00-7:00pm in 107 Ag Sci In) are canceled for the remainder of the fall 2016 semester.   Beginning October 19th, you can attend Zach R.'s GSG session on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm in 107 Ag Sci Industries building.  Also, please participate in the STATISTICS SHARED OFFICE HOURS that are held in 220 Boucke and/or visit faculty office hours.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this change may impose.

STAT 200 - Students enrolled in Dr. Lord's lectures:  Beginning October 31st, YongYang's Monday 6:00-7:00pm GSG session will be held in 014 Life Science instead of 004 Life Science.


UPCOMING GSG EXAM REVIEWS (alpha order by course name and number):

CHEM 110 - Castle and Derek (GSG leaders) will facilitate a final exam review on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 2:00-5:00pm in 105 Forum.

CHEM 210 - Natalie (GSG leader) will facilitate a final exam review on Sunday, Dec. 4th from 3:00-5:00pm in 100 Thomas.

ECON 102 - Matt (GSG leader with Dr. McEntaffer) will facilitate a final exam review on Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 7:00-9:00pm in 100 Thomas.

ECON 102 - Erik (GSG leader with Dr. Boyle) will facilitate a final exam review on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 2:00-5:00pm in 100 Thomas.

MATH 034 - Colleen (GSG leader) will facilitate a final exam review on Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 6:30-8:30pm in 110 Wartik.

MATH 110 - Cassandra and Rahul (GSG leaders) will facilitate a final exam review on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 6:30-9:30pm in 100 Thomas.

MATH 140 - David (GSG leader) will facilitate a final exam review on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 6:00-9:00pm in 108 Forum.

MATH 140B - Vincent (GSG leader) will facilitate a final exam review on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 1:00-4:00pm in 102 Forum.

MATH 200 - Morgan (GSG leader) will facilitate a final exam review on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 6:30-7:30pm in 112 Buckout.

STAT 200 - Rachel (GSG leader with Dr. Hunter) will facilitate a regular exam review on Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 6:00-8:00pm in 111 Wartik.

STAT 200 - Rachel (GSG leader with Dr. Hunter) will facilitate a final exam review on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 6:00-8:00pm in 111 Wartik.

STAT 200 - YongYang (GSG leader with Dr. Lord) will facilitate a final exam review on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 6:00-8:00pm in 110 Wartik.

STAT 250 - Mario (GSG leader with Dr. Beckman) will facilitate a final exam review on Friday, Dec. 9th from 6:00-8:00pm in 110 Wartik.


GSG Fall 2016:

Click here to view the weekly schedule.


GSG Employment - Fall 2016

Guided Study Groups (GSG) leader positions are filled for fall 2016.  Thank you for your interest!  Please visit our Penn State Learning employment site in the future for spring or fall 2017 openings.

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. Brendaly Drayton
Cocurricular Programs Coordinator - Guided Study Groups (GSG)
Office Location:  205D Boucke
814-863-6313 or bed156@psu.edu


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)