PAL Sessions  Fall '17

Course Start Date Session Day/time PAL Location Facilitator
BIOL 1009 9/11 MON 3:35-4:25 To be announced Anne
Chem 1015 9/11 MON 2:30-3:20 "  " Jess
Chem 1015 9/13 WED 3:35-4:25 "  " Cindy
Chem 1061 9/14 TH 2:30-3:20 "  " Dawson
CSCI 2021 9/12 TUE 2:30-3:20 "  " Kevin
Math 1142 9/13 WED  3:35-4:25 "  " Samuel
Math 1271 9/12 TUE 3:35-4:25 "  " Joyce
Math 1271 9/13 WED 2:30-3:20 "  " Joyce
NURS 3801 9/11 MON 11:15-12:05 "  " Alex
NURS 4301 9/14 TH 12:20-1:10 "  " Mollie
PHSL 3051 9/14 TH 12:20-1:10 "  " Erin
PHYS 1301W 9/14 TH 3:35-4:25 "  " 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
Location: Room 401 | Map
Phone: 612-626-8262
Hours
Location: Room 75 | Map
Phone: 612-624-2125
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


Twitter