PAL Sessions F'16
Begin the week of September 12
|Course||Facilitator||PAL Session Day/time||PAL Location|
|ANTH 1001||Caroline||Mondays 4:00-4:50||Blegen 140|
|BIOL 1009||Anne||Thursdays 3:35-4:25||Appleby 226|
|Chem 1015||Tanisha||Mondays 4:00-4:50||Folwell 5|
|CSCI 2021||Michael||Tuesdays 3:35-4:25||Smith 111|
|GEOG 1403||Emma||Mondays 3:35-4:25||Blegen 140|
Tuesdays 3:35-4:25 Wednesdays 3:35-4:25
|Bruininks 131A Bruininks 420B|
|NURS 3801||Ellen||Mondays 12:20-1:10||Akerman 313|
|NURS 4301||Libby||Mondays 11:15-12:05||LindH 203|
Akerman 317 to Oct 20
Amund 124 Oct 27-Dec 8
|PHYS 1301W||Sasha||Tuesdays 2:30-3:20||Bruininks 119|
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."