Study Group Program

ARC Study Groups give you the opportunity to discuss concepts, problems and study strategies so that you can better understand course material. The study group program runs each fall semester for Biology 13 and Chemistry 1 and again in the spring semester for Biology 14 and Chemistry 2. Groups meet for 90 minutes each week that classes are in session.

Each group has an assigned ARC tutor to help guide the session and facilitate discussion. Tutors are specifically trained in course content and group dynamics. We ask you and all student participants to contribute and participate by bringing questions, problems and discussion points to each meeting. Such active participation will help you build critical thinking and problem-solving skills and deeper understanding of the course material.

Participation in the study group is completely voluntary and open to every student enrolled in introductory Biology and Chemistry classes. If you sign up, you will be assigned to a specific group that meets at the same time each week. Once you join a study group, we ask that you attend all sessions, since we have seen that regular group attendance correlates with success. 

Due to the popularity of the program, we cannot always accommodate students switching between groups.

We email sign-up information for the program to all students during the first week of classes each semester. This information is also posted on the Canvas sites for each class. Groups are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any additional questions about the study group program, contact us.