PAL Sessions  F'16

Begin the week of September 12

Course Facilitator  PAL Session Day/time PAL Location
ANTH 1001 Caroline Mondays 4:00-4:50 Blegen 140
BIOL 1009 Anne Thursdays 3:35-4:25 Appleby 226
Chem 1015 Tanisha Mondays 4:00-4:50 Folwell 5
CSCI 1113 Jiatong

Wednesdays 1:25-2:15

Thursdays 4:00-4:50

Keller 1-250

Akerman 211

CSCI 2021 Michael Tuesdays 3:35-4:25 Smith 111
CSCI 2041 Roman

Mondays 4:00-4:50

Wednesday 10:10-11:00

Amundson 124

Keller 1-250

GEOG 1403 Emma Mondays 3:35-4:25 Blegen 140
MATH 1142 Leila

Tuesdays 3:35-4:25  Wednesdays 3:35-4:25

Bruininks 131A Bruininks 420B    
NURS 3801 Ellen Mondays 12:20-1:10 Akerman 313
NURS 4301 Libby Mondays 11:15-12:05 LindH 203
PHSL 3051 Oren

Thursdays 12:20-1:10

Akerman 317 to Oct 20

Amund 124 Oct 27-Dec 8

PHYS 1301W Sasha Tuesdays 2:30-3:20 Bruininks 119

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