Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)
SMART LocationsWalter Library
Room 204 (2nd floor)
(just outside library gates)
Note: Media Help available only in Walter and Wilson
Email SMARTMedia Questions: email@example.com
All Other Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAL Sessions for Fall '15
- 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
- Form your own: How to Form a Successful Study Group: from Duke University
- 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."
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.