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Study Group Guidelines

Guidelines for forming and operating study groups for many purposes.

Guidelines for Instructor Assigned Study Groups

Please review the "All Types of Study Groups" box for common guidelines for all study group types.  Specific guidelines for this study group type are below.

Instructor Assigned Study Groups

  • Study group formed as a requirement for a class assignment, project, or presentation
  • Instructors form the groups and assign students to groups, or allow students to form groups
  • Meant for a specific class assignment
  • Usually discussed in the class syllabus
  • Group members may be graded individually or the entire group may receive the same grade
  • Some instructors allow group members to critique their group mates on their performance and participation in the group
  • The completion may likely result in a presentation before the class