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Study Group Guidelines

Guidelines for forming and operating study groups for many purposes.

Guidelines for Research 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.

Research Study Groups

  • Formed for research projects and assignments
  • May be formed by instructors or students
  • May be a class requirement or a group formed independently of the class
  • Does not necessarily have to be linked to a class or course
  • Should have specifically stated area(s) of subject(s) to be covered and discussed
  • Should have schedules for meetings and reading or study assignments created in advance
  • Needs to have anticipated outcomes of the group's work discussed or in writing so that everyone has a clear understanding