Study Groups

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GSG Employment - FALL 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! We currently have the following vacancies: CHEM 112, 210; MATH 110, 140, 140B/141B; ECON 102, 104; STAT 200; PHYS 250 - Please visit https://psu.jobs/job/86390 to learn more about the position and to apply.

UPCOMING EXAM REVIEWS

CHEM 110

- Thursday, April 25, 6 pm - 9 pm, 102 Thomas (Harini)

- Sunday, April 28, 4 pm - 7 pm, 105 Forum (Taylor)

CHEM 210

- Saturday, April 27, 3 pm - 6 pm, 100 Thomas

PHYS 211

- Sunday, April 28, 6 pm - 8 pm, 117 Osmond  (NOTE: change in time as of 04/22/19)

PHYS 212

- Saturday, April 27, 1 pm - 4 pm, 273 Willard (NOTE: change in time and location as of 04/22/19)

ECON 102

- Wednesday, April 24, 7 pm - 9 pm, 100 Thomas (Dr. Kagundu)

- Saturday, April 27, 12 pm - 2 pm, 100 Thomas (Dr. Brown)

ECON 104

- Wednesday, April 24, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, 119 Osmond

- Thursday, April 25, 6 pm - 8 pm, 102 Forum

MATH 022

- Saturday, April 27, 2 pm - 4:30 pm, 262 Willard

MATH 034

- Sunday, April 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, 109 Osmond

MATH 110

- Sunday, April 28, 2 pm - 5 pm, 100 Thomas

MATH 140

- Thursday, April 25, 6 pm - 9 pm, 010 Sparks

MATH 140B

- Sunday, April 28, 3 pm - 6 pm, 13 Life Sci

MATH 141

- Saturday, April 27, 12 pm - 3 pm, 100 Life Sci

MATH 141B

- Saturday, April 27, 3 pm - 6 pm, 102 Thomas

MATH 200

- Sunday, April 28, 3:30 - 6 pm, 102 Thomas

MATH 201

- Saturday, April 27, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, 111 Chambers

STAT 200 (EXAM 7) 

- Tuesday, April 23, 6 pm - 8 pm, 102 Forum (Emma)

- Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm - 9 pm, 101 Thomas (Lydia)

- Wednesday, April 24, 5 pm - 7 pm, 111 Wartik (Makayla)

- Wednesday, April 24, 6 pm - 8 pm, 101 Thomas (Das)

- Wednesday, April 24, 7 pm - 9 pm, 102 Forum (Sam)

STAT 250

- Saturday, April 27, 3 pm - 6 pm, 104 Thomas

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

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