Recognized Study Groups (RSG) are student-led study groups of up to eight classmates enrolled in the same Faculty of Arts & Science course. RSGs are available to meet online or in person on the St. George Campus. You can apply to lead or join an RSG at the start of each academic term.
- RSG Leader Applications are will reopen in late-June.
- Applications to join an RSG are open.
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WHAT IS AN RSG?
Recognized Study Groups (RSG) are small, student-led study groups of up to eight classmates enrolled in the same course within the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students can choose to meet their RSG online through Zoom or in person on the St. George campus.
An RSG for a particular course is created by a student who volunteers to be an RSG leader. The RSG leader is trained and chooses the day, time and delivery mode (online or in-person) for their RSG. Once the RSG is created, it is opened for classmates to join.
An RSG leader is not a tutor – they learn alongside the group. All group members participate in the RSG by reviewing course material, asking questions and preparing for tests together.
In addition to your study group meetings, you will also get support from Study Group Assistants who help with study strategies and answering your questions.
WHY SHOULD I LEAD OR JOIN AN RSG?
By leading or joining an RSG, you can:
- Increase your understanding of course material
- Make friends in your course
- Prepare for tests and exams
- Stay focused while studying
- Learn valuable study skills
In addition, you will earn a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit by volunteering to lead an RSG or joining an RSG.
HOW ARE RSGS CREATED?
An RSG is created for a course by one student volunteering to be an RSG leader. Once the RSG leader is trained, the group is opened up for students to join. Here is how it works:
- A student applies to be an RSG leader.
- All student volunteers attend an RSG leader training session.
- After training, each leader can start an RSG by selecting the course and preferred weekly meeting time for their RSG.
- The RSG is posted to A&S Online Services.
- All students can join the RSG on A&S Online Services.
HOW DO I APPLY TO LEAD AN RSG?
You can apply to lead an RSG online.
No experience is necessary; you just need an interest in meeting new classmates and studying together. The upper-year Study Group Assistants will provide you with training to get your RSG started, and support you all term.
HOW DO I JOIN AN RSG?
You can join an RSG through A&S Online Services. In the Recognized Study Group section, select “Join a RSG” to see all RSGs available for the courses you are enrolled in. RSGs are only available in courses where a student has volunteered to lead it. If you don’t see an RSG listed for a course, check A&S Online Services back later or apply to lead an RSG.
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