Participation in PAL sessions will help you prepare for tests and quizzes, more importantly it will reinforce the material you are discussing in classes in a fun, informal and interactive way while engaging with your peers.
You will attend the sessions offered by the PAL leader(s) assigned to your particular course and section. PAL sessions will be capped at 12 students.
Accessing virtual PAL sessions:
Accessing in-person PAL sessions:
Sessions are collaborative and informal. They will offer a way to practice problems and related materials learned in class in a fun and collaborative way.
Your PAL leader creates plans for each session based on the material you are currently learning in class. They will not work on homework problems or other class assignments. You should use a tutor, TA or office hours with your professor to address those concerns.
YES! PAL sessions only work if everyone is participating and working together. It is a safe and informal environment; we promise it will not be scary or intimidating! When participating virtually, the PAL program works best if everyone has their cameras and microphones turned on.
Attendance is NOT mandatory; PAL is completely voluntary. However, your professor may offer some incentives to attend, make sure to check your syllabus. You can come and go as you please, but you will get the most out of a session by staying the entire time.
As a rule of thumb, they will not be recorded. Sometimes we will record sessions to use for evaluating the PAL leader. Because the nature of the PAL program is collaborative, we do not share recorded sessions with students.
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