Study Groups and Jumpstarts

Student-Led Study Groups for Your Large Lecture Courses

NOTE: Study group matching will begin soon. Please look for announcements in your courses or return to this page later this week.

McGraw Will Help You Create Your Own Student-Led, Course-Specific Study Group

Sign up for McGraw matched study groups. You must sign in using your Princeton account; simply enter your information*, and we’ll group together students who are in the same classes and provide guidance on how to run effective study groups in-person or online. Students will be able to collaborate and schedule times for their group to study together. It takes several days to start the study group matching process. Look for an email from McGraw and/or your professor announcing when it has started.

We are helping students to create their own, student-led, study groups in the following courses (which we support with tutoring) and other large courses (see below):

CHM 202, COS 126, COS 217, COS 226, CHM 304, ECO 100, ECO 101, ECO 202, EGR 153, EGR 154, GEO 103, HIS 210/HLS 210/CLA 202/MED 210, HIS 270/AMS 370/ASA 370, HIS 361,  HUM 290/REL 282, MAT 103, MAT 104, MAT 175, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MOL 214, NEU 202/PSY 259,  ORF 245, PHI 201, PHY 102, PHY 104, PHY 108, PHI 277/CHV 277/GHP 377, POL 345, PSY 251, PSI 254/CGS 254, SPI 200 (formerly WWS 200), MCAT Prep, R-Programming

In addition to these course which McGraw supports with tutoring, we are matching students in a number of other large course as well: They are listed in the matching form.

This page provides information about setting up and running study groups using Zoom.

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*Study group matching will begin soon. Please look for announcements in your courses or return to this page later this week.

*If you receive a “you do not have permission" notification,  please login into your Princeton Gmail account to access the form and submit your request. Make sure you’re signed in at the correct account. Only people in the Princeton University organization can see this form.

If you receive a message that says, "You need permission." follow these steps.

Step 1: Sign out of your Gmail account

  • Go to myaccount.google.com. (In the top right, click your photo. If you don’t see a photo, you might see the Account image.)
  • Click Sign out.

Step 2: Sign in with your Google Account for Princeton University

  • Type in your Google Account for Princeton University; click next.
  • Enter your password; click next.

After you sign in, try the link to the form again.

Course Jumpstarts: Strategizing Sessions for STEM Courses

Gain course-specific strategies for learning from lectures, tackling readings, and approaching p-sets and studying for exams in STEM courses. Build confidence and reduce stress from the start of the term.

Led by learning consultants and tutors who are trained in the methods and strategies of learning, studying, and time management, the workshop will focus on learning effectively in STEM courses. Get course-specific advice for learning from assigned texts and class notes, ways to organize and study large amounts of information, creating effective study/p-set groups, as well as how to get the most out of past p-sets and prepare for exams. Start the semester strong; it’s easier to keep up than to catch up.

Dates, times and zoom links for course-specific Jumpstarts will be made available once scheduled. Look for an email from McGraw about specifics.

Virtual Study Partners Program

Do you want someone to help keep you accountable? Is procrastination a major threat to your academic health and wellbeing? Do you feel like you waste your days and that you could be more productive so that you have more free time? No one does Princeton on their own; and your fellow Princetonians are some of your greatest supports.

Come one, come all! McGraw's Study Partners Program* will help you fight procrastination, boost motivation, and prevent burnout--and make a connection with a fellow Princeton student. Simply enter your basic information here, and we will pair you with a Study Partner AKA Accountability Buddy. Try it out. 

*Note: Remember to adhere to the University Policy in regards to all things, but specifically with respect to collaboration policies and social distancing!

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved” - Mattie Stepanek