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Expanded Tutoring Hours and Exam Jams

  • The U Libraries’ Peer Research Consultants (a.k.a. Library Research tutors) are here to help with any last minute library or academic research questions. Need one more scholarly source to perfect that paper? Have questions on citing a source in APA or MLA? Need credible statistics? Worried you are citing fake news? Sit down or make an appointment to help find the sources you need efficiently! Saturday, December 10 from 9am to 1pm in MCAE in Appleby Hall (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence) and 1pm to 5pm in Walter Library SMART Learning Commons.

  • The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) will be hosting Exam Jam tutoring on December 10th in Appleby Hall from 9 am to 1 pm.  

  • The SMART Learning Commons will host Exam Jam and review sessions on Saturday, December 10th in select math, chemistry, CSCI, econ, and physics courses in Bruininks Hall from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Tutoring for these and many other subjects will also be available, along with free copies of exams from the Test Bank. 


What Can a Peer Research Consultant Do for You?

The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to develop the research strategies needed to write an excellent research paper. The consultants are U of M students who are specially trained to help other students:

  • Find scholarly or academic articles
  • Narrow down your paper topics
  • Create thesis statements or research questions
  • Navigate the Libraries' website and locate good databases or Library services for a topic
  • Choose good keywords for searching
  • Evaluate articles and websites

Walk-in Hours

Peer Research Consultants have walk-in hours -- no appointment necessary!


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For more information about the Peer Research Consultant Program contact Andrew Palahniuk - 612-624-0365 or