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.
Learning Center Study Groups
Join a free study group this semester! You can visit the online registration site to sign up or view groups meeting times. Study group registration begins around the first week of classes and study group sessions start the third week of the semester (with the exception of study groups in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, which start during the second week). You must be currently registered in the course to enroll through this system.
Study groups are non-credit (they do not appear on your transcript) and meet once a week for 80 minutes each. However, attendance is still mandatory, with only two absences allowed. 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.)
The courses below are scheduled to have study groups. Please note the schedule is tentative and all study group times and locations are subject to change.
- Systems Physiology (01:146:356)
- General Chemistry for Engineers (01:160:159)
- Introduction to Computer Science (01:198:111
- Precalculus College Mathematics (01:640:115)
- Honors Calculus (01:640:291)
- Extended Analytical Physics (01:750:115)
- Physics for the Sciences (01:750:193)
- Abnormal Psychology (01:830:340)
- Introductory Biochemistry (11:115:301)
- General Biochemistry (11:115:403)
- Environmental Design Analysis (11:550:230)
- General Microbiology (11:680:390)
- Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena I (14:155:303)
- Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering (14:155:307)
- Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (14:155:309)
Starting a Study Group On Your Own?
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.