Study Groups

Study Group model:

  • Study group leaders review course material with students and integrate study strategies—note taking, problem solving, and test preparation—that link course content with cognitive skill development.
  • Study group leaders are trained and supervised Rutgers students selected by the course professor; study group leaders are not course instructors and are present only to facilitate a study session.

Study Group participants:

  • earn higher average final course grades than if they simply studied alone
  • are more actively involved in the course
  • have a better understanding of course material
  • acquire effective learning strategies
  • earn higher grades in the course than students in the same course who do not attend the study group sessions.

Study Groups offered through:

  • RLC Study Groups

    PARTICIPATE: To join a study group in Fall 2016 for a course listed below, visit the online registration site to sign up or view groups meeting times.You must be currently registered in the course to enroll through this system. After the registration period ends, you must email the Program Coordinator to request to join a waitlist. (Please include your name, the course name and code, the study group(s) that fit your schedule, your netID, and your RUID, in this email.)
    • Organic Chemistry (01:160:307 & 308)
    • General Chemistry (01:160:161 & 162)
  • RLC Learning Assistant Program

    PARTICIPATE: To join a study group in Fall 2016 for a course listed below, visit the online registration site to sign up or view groups meeting times.You must be currently registered in the course to enroll through this system. After the registration period ends, you must email the Program Coordinator to request to join a waitlist. (Please include your name, the course name and code, the study group(s) that fit your schedule, your netID, and your RUID, in this email.)
    • Thermodynamics (14:155:309)
    • Transport I (14:155:303)
    • Chemical Engineering Analysis I (14:155:201)
    • Chemical Engineering Analysis II (14:155:307)
    • General Chemistry for Engineers (01:160:159)
    • Introduction to Discrete Structures (01:198:205)
    • Introduction to Discrete Structures (01:198:206)
    • Astronomy and Cosmololgy (01:750:109- sign up through course Sakai site)
    • Extended Analytical Physics IB (01:750:115)*
    • Analytical Physics IIB (01:750:227) (study group schedule to be determined)
    • General Microbiology (11:680:390)
    • Introduction to Biochemistry (11:115:301)
    • General Biochemistry (11:115:403)
    • Chemistry of Life (01:160:128)
    • Introduction to Computers for Engineers (MATLAB; 14:440:127)
    • Intro to Biomedical Engineering (14:125:201)
    • Numerical Modeling in Biomedical Systems (14:125:305)
    • Intro to Mechanics of Materials (14:650:291)

* the study groups followed by an asterix are associated with a one-credit, pass/no credit course (01:090:227)

RU starting a study group?

Find out more about how you can effectively create and manage a study group using our Study Group Guide. You can also use the Student Request Form to request support and training in forming your group.