Access academic support for many first-year courses through the Peer-Assisted Study Session Program offered by the Faculty of Forestry.
What is PASS?
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free, drop-in, structured group study sessions designed to help students understand key concepts and practice the skills necessary for success in traditionally challenging courses. PASS sessions complement what you learn while attending lectures, but are not a replacement, and are a great way to meet other Forestry or Land and Food Systems students in your classes.
Our sessions are welcoming, supportive and engaging, and help students understand course concepts and develop study strategies for the specific subject matter. They are facilitated by upper-year Forestry and Land and Food Systems students who have been successful in the course in previous years.
In 2021-22, PASS Leaders will be offering small group sessions to support students taking:
Term 1: CHEM 121, MATH 190, MATH 180, BIOL 121
Term 2: APBI 200, MATH 103, BIOL 112
Sessions are designed to help students:
- Gain a more in-depth understanding of the course content
- Meet students from their class in a small group setting
- Test their knowledge about their course prior to tests and exams
- Develop transferable study skills
Research has shown that the more PASS sessions students attend, the greater likelihood they are of improving their overall understanding of key concepts, which results in achieving higher grades. We hope that we see you at one or more of our sessions each week!
Who facilitates PASS sessions?
Sessions are run by senior undergraduate students in Forestry and Land and Food Systems who have been trained to incorporate a variety of different activities, games, practice questions, mock quizzes and techniques to help you progress each week throughout the semester. PASS sessions are not like lectures or tutorials; they are not structured as a passive review session or a FAQ.
2021 Term 2 (January-April) Session Schedule
Sessions will begin the week of January 17th (with the exception of MATH 103 and BIOL 112 sessions, which will begin Wednesday January 19th and Thursday January 20th), and will be held online for as long as courses are taking place online (until February 6th, 2022). If sessions are ever cancelled or postponed, details will be posted here.
MATH 103 Final Exam Prep Session: April 22nd, 12:00-1:30pm, FSC 1611
APBI 200 Final Exam Prep Session: April 20th, 1:00-3:00pm, FSC 1611
BIOL 112 Final Exam Prep Session: April 14th, 2:00-4:00pm, FSC 1611
2021 Term 1 (September-December) Session Schedule
Sessions will begin the week of September 20th – please note that MATH 190 sessions will begin on Thursday September 23rd, and MATH 180 sessions will begin the week of September 27th.
CHEM 121 Final Exam Prep Session: Thursday, December 9th, 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link Passcode: 123456
BIOL 121 Final Exam Prep Sessions: December 6th 12:00-1:00pm FSC 1402, December 7th 11:00am-12:00pm FSC 1617
MATH 190 Final Exam Prep Session: December 6th 2:00-3:00pm FSC 1617
MATH 180 Final Exam Prep Session: December 8th 3:00-4:00pm FSC 1617
*Sessions will begin the week of September 20th, with the exception of MATH 190 (begins September 23rd) and MATH 180 (begins September 27th). Sessions will not run on statutory holidays or during Reading Break (November 10-12).
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Questions? Contact Lydia Braam at email@example.com