PAL Sessions F '17
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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 Hours & Locations
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.