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 Learning Assistant Program (LA Program website)

    PARTICIPATE: To join a study group for a course listed below, visit the online registration site to sign up or join a waitlist. You must be currently registered in the course to enroll through this system.

    • Organic Chemistry (01:160:307 & 308; on- and off-sequence sections)
    • General Chemistry (01:160:161 & 162)
    • Introduction to Computers for Engineers (MATLAB; 14:440:127)
    • Engineering Mechanics (Statics; 14:440:221)
    • Extended Analytical Physics I (01:750:115 & 116)
    • Analytical Physics I (01:750:123 & 124)
    • Analytical Physics II (01:750:227)
    • Physics for the Sciences (01:750:193 & 194)
  • Other units and departments

    PARTICIPATE: Please contact these units or departments directly for more information

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.