PAL Session Schedule - Fall '18

No need to register, just show up!

What to expect at a PAL session:

PAL sessions are structured study groups to review weekly lecture concepts and practice applying them to extra problems. 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 and is more likely to ask your group questions to stimulate thinking and lead you in the right direction, than to 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 to review lecture concepts and practice 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 Cornell 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 study space - beyond libraries?

SMART Hours & Locations

LocationMarker in an upside down teardrop shape Location: Room 204 | Map
PhoneAnalog phone receiver Phone: 612-624-1584
ClockA circle with lines representing a clock face Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
LocationMarker in an upside down teardrop shape Location: Basement | Map
PhoneAnalog phone receiver Phone: 612-626-8262
ClockA circle with lines representing a clock face Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
LocationMarker in an upside down teardrop shape Location: Room 75 | Map
PhoneAnalog phone receiver Phone: 612-624-2125
ClockA circle with lines representing a clock face Hours: The SMART room is available during library and extended study area hours.

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.

Learn more!

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