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Study Groups

During the 2018-19 academic year, the Academic Achievement Hub (AAH) offered 63 SI and study groups led by 67 peer SI and Study Group Leaders/facilitators across 22 courses, with over 4,178 students participating as members and contributing to a total of 21,015 visits.

Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool! Study groups are a place to work on challenging concepts and learn from each other. Sometimes other students have questions you didn’t even know you have, and setting a regular time and place to study can help with procrastination. Plus, explaining material to other students is a great way to solidify your knowledge.  Study groups are facilitated by peer leaders/facilitators who have already successfully completed the course at UC San Diego and are trained in facilitation and collaborative learning techniques.

Study groups provide opportunity for students to actively and deeply learn course content by engaging in discussion with peers enrolled in the class. These groups are not meant to be tutoring or review sessions.  The Leaders/Facilitators prepare session plans to encourage and guide students in teaching and learning with each other.

Study Group Information

For Students

Learn what Study Groups are, how it works, why it works, and where to find Study Groups for your courses.

Study Groups Info for Students

For Educators

Learn what Study Groups are, the research and data showing its effectiveness, how you can add Study Groups to your course, and more!

Study Groups Info for Faculty

Study Groups Schedule

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