University Libraries

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)

SMART Locations

Walter Library
Room 204 (2nd floor)
Phone: 612-624-1584
Wilson Library
1st Floor
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


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PAL Sessions for Spring '15

About PAL

  • 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

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.

Follow us on Twitter for weekly notices and challenge problems in these courses:

  • @PALChem1015
  • @PALChem1061
  • @PALChem1062
  • @PALMath1031
  • @PALMath1051

Not finding a PAL group for your course?

  • 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."

Looking for a place to study other than the libraries, closer to your classes?