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Have a wonderful summer break! GSG sessions will resume the first week of the fall semester.

Refer to the GSG schedule for supported courses, session times, locations or links- 

Your PSU email is required for access to Zoom sessions. 

Recordings will be made available to enrolled students in the supported courses, where possible. 

You may also refer to your course Canvas page for session information where applicable. 

EXAM REVIEWS – via Zoom. Your PSU single sign-on is required for access to all exam reviews. Refer to the Exam Review Schedule page for all upcoming exam reviews. Check regularly for updates. 

GSG Employment - Fall 2024

If you would like to apply for vacant GSG leader positions, please refer to our job posting in Workday: Undergraduate Guided Study Group Leader  https://www.myworkday.com/psu/d/inst/15$392530/9925$153266.htmld

CHEM 110 & 110B - Chemical Principles I (3) 
Basic concepts and quantitative relations. 

CHEM 112 & 112B - Chemical Principals II (3) 
Reaction rates and chemical kinetics, catalysis, acid-base equilibria, the pH scale, common-ion effect, acid-base titrations, factors that affect solubility, buffers, chemical thermodynamics, entropy, free energy, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, oxidation numbers, voltaic cells, batteries, corrosion, electrolysis, chemistry of the nonmetals such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, halogens, noble gases, transition metals, modern materials, alloys and metallurgy, nuclear chemistry, fission and fusion. 

CHEM 210 & 210B - Organic Chemistry I (3) 
Bonding theories for organic molecules; stereochemistry and conformational analysis; reactions (and mechanisms) of alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, alcohols, and ethers), organic reaction mechanisms focusing on electrophiles and nucleophiles, and aromaticity. 

CHEM 212B - Organic Chemistry II (3) 
This course will continue to build upon the important concepts learned in the prerequisite, CHEM 210B, with an emphasis on reactions mechanisms and organic synthesis. 

PHYS 211 - General Physics: Mechanics (3) 
Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of mechanics: motion, force, Newton's laws, energy, collisions, and rotation. 

PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (3) 
Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism. 

PHYS 250 - Introductory Physics I (3) 
Selected topics in mechanics, heat, and sound. 

PHYS 251 - Introductory Physics II (3) 
Selected topics in light, electricity, and magnetism. 

“It helps me better understand the course” (Phys 250 student) 

"The GSG's really helped me clarify content that was confusing in class and were useful for boosting my confidence through practice problems." (Chem 210 student) 

Resource rooms and study spaces: https://science.psu.edu/current-students/student-services/academic-suppo... 

Contact Information:

Primary contact - John Correll 
Cocurricular Programs Coordinator 
Office Location: 212B Boucke 
814-865-6779 or jfc175@psu.edu 

Secondary contact - Annette Threeton
Mathematics Cocurricular Coordinator 
Office Location: 212 Boucke 
814-863-8183 or amt5469@psu.edu

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

Student Services Associate – Andrew Davidson 

814-865-2582 

Subject Sessions

No Guided Study Groups are currently active. Please check back for future scheduled sessions.