Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) sessions provide opportunities for students enrolled in traditionally challenging courses to work together to review course content, develop learning and study strategies, and prepare for exams. These voluntary sessions are offered several times each week and are facilitated by peer leaders (PLUS leaders) who have successfully completed the course in a previous semester. PLUS leaders meet with Center staff and the instructor and attend the course each day with the students.
PLUS supports high-risk courses rather than high-risk students
All students enrolled in a PLUS-supported course are encouraged to attend PLUS—not just those struggling
PLUS starts with the first day of classes and continues to the end of the term
The goal of PLUS is to help students become independent learners; objectives of such are to help students:
Understand what to learn and how to learn
Successfully complete the course by earning an A, B, or C
Develop transferable study skills
With regular attendance, PLUS aims to help students improve their class standing by one-half to one full letter grade. To accomplish this, PLUS helps students:
Learn in a relaxed, fun, and collaborative environment
Understand the demands and expectations of college-level work
Gain problem-solving experience through trial and error
Become more actively involved in the course
Develop more effective study skills
To see if PLUS sessions are offered in a course you are taking, check the schedule.