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 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|
|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|
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.