PAL Sessions  Fall '17

  Course Session Day/time PAL Location Facilitator
  BIOL 1009 MON 3:35-4:25 Lind H 203 Anne
  Chem 1015 MON 2:30-3:20 Smith 121 Jess
  Chem 1015 WED 3:35-4:25 Kolthoff 136 Cindy
  Chem 1015 TH 6:30-7:20 Cooke H 214 Jess
  Chem 1061 TH 2:30-3:20 Folwell 6 Dawson
  CSCI 2021 TUE 2:30-3:20 Vincent 20 Kevin
  CSCI 2021 TH 3:35-4:25 Akerman 317 Kevin
  Math 1142 WED  3:35-4:25 Bruininks 512B Samuel
  Math 1271 TUE 3:35-4:25 Vincent 206 Joyce
  Math 1271 WED 2:30-3:20 Vincent 20 Joyce
  NURS 3801 MON 11:15-12:05 Ford 151 Alex
  NURS 4301 MON 11:15-12:05 Akerman 211 Mollie
  PHSL 3051    TH 12:20-1:10 Ford 151 Erin
  PHYS1301W TH 3:35-4:25 Lind 203 Patrick

 

About PAL

What you can expect at a PAL session: The PAL leader will often have you work in pairs or groups of three to solve the problems they selected for the session. S/he will circulate to make sure groups are on the right track. S/he is more likely to ask your group questions, which will lead you in the right direction, than give you answers. S/he might bring in a student from another group to explain how they solved a problem because PAL operates on the principle that once you can teach the material to someone else, you really know it. 

  • Come weekly for practice with lecture concepts and problem solving

  • Research shows that students who attend and participate in PAL 10 or more times in a semester can raise their grade by up to one whole letter

    Not finding a PAL group for your course?

  • Form your own; read these tips from LSU: Study Group Starter Kit

  • Consider Open Study: an online study group for anyone. Their tag line is "Make the World Your Study Group. Get live help from other students. Be a hero to your peers."

    Looking for study space - beyond libraries?

SMART Hours & Locations

Location: Room 204 | Map
Phone: 612-624-1584
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Basement | Map
Phone: 612-626-8262
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Room 75 | Map
Phone: 612-624-2125
Hours: The SMART room is available during library and extended study area hours.

Looking for group study space?

Rooms in SMART's Walter and Magrath locations can be reserved for two-hour blocks up to two weeks in advance.

Learn more!

Email SMART

Media Questions: smartmedia@umn.edu
All Other Questions: smartlc@umn.edu


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