PAL Sessions  Sp'17

Course Facilitator PAL Session Day/time PAL Location
ANTH 1001 Amber Monday 4:10-5:00 Blegen 220
BIOL 1009 Anne Monday 2:30-3:20 Akerman 327
Chem 1015
Chem 1015
Chem 1015
Cindy
Holland
Cindy
Wednesday 2:30-3:20
Thursday 10:10-11:00
Thursday 3:35-4:25
Lind 229
Bruininks 131B
Kolthoff 138
Chem 1061
Chem 1061
Jess
Tanisha
Wednesday 2:30-3:20
Thursday 3:35-4:25
Bruininks 123
Folwell 112
Chem 1062 Henry Thursday 3:35-4:25 Folwell 123
CSCI 1113 Jiatong Tuesday 2:30-3:20 Keller 2-260
CSCI 2021 Xingzhe Tuesday 3:35-4:25 Akerman 227
CSCI 2041 Abhiraj Thursday 4:30-5:20 Keller 1-200
GEOG 1403 Emma Monday 4:00-4:50 Blegen 140
Math 1142 Leila Wednesday 3:35-4:25 Bruininks 530A
Math 1271
Math 1271
John
Joyce
Wednesday 10:10-11:00
Wednesday 2:30-3:20
Akerman 215
Akerman 211
Math 1272 Patrick Tuesday 11:15-12:05 Akerman 211
Math 1272
Math 1272
Patrick
Pedro
Tuesday 1:25-2:15
Wednesday 1:25-2:15
Vincent 213
Akerman 227
NURS 3801 Ellen Monday 12:20-1:10 Akerman 313
NURS 4301 Libby Monday 11:15-12:05 Amundson 120
PHSL 3051 Oren Thursday 12:20-1:10 Keller 2-260
PHYS 1302W Sasha Tuesday 3:35-4:25 Kolthoff 138

 

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 Duke University: How to Form a Successful Study Group

  • 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 Locations

Walter Library
Room 204 (2nd floor)
Phone: 612-624-1584



Wilson Library
Room 401 (Gallery outside Bell Library)
Phone: 612-626-8262



Magrath Library
Room 75
(just outside library gates)
Phone: 612-624-2125



Note: Media Help available only in Walter and Wilson


Email SMART

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