Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free, 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 in lectures, but are not a replacement. They’re also a great way to meet other Forestry or Land and Food Systems students in your classes. 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. Sessions are facilitated by upper-year Forestry and Land and Food Systems students who have been successful in the course in previous years.

In the 2023-2024 academic year, PASS Leaders will be offering small group sessions to support students taking:

  • Term 1: MATH 180, BIOL 121 and ECON 101
  • Term 2: MATH 101, APBI 200, BIOL 112 and BIOL 121

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 online
  • Test their knowledge about their course prior to tests and exams
  • Develop transferable study skills

Sessions will begin on Monday, January 15, 2024 and regularly scheduled sessions will conclude on the last day of classes (April 12th).

Sessions will not happen on days when the University is closed or during Reading Break (Feb. 19 – Feb. 23). Any session cancellations will be posted in this space.

Final Exam Prep Sessions

Special Final Exam Prep sessions will be taking place on the following dates:

  • MATH 101:
    • Wednesday, April 17th, 1:00-3:00pm FSC 1611
  • APBI 200:
    • Thursday, April 11th 2:00-4:00pm FSC 1222
    • Monday, April 15th 10:00am-12:00pm FSC 1611
  • BIOL 121:
    • Wednesday, April 10th 2:00-4:00pm FSC 1615
    • Monday, April 15th 1:00-2:00pm on Zoom
  • BIOL 112:
    • Tuesday, April 9th 3:30-5:00pm FSC 1222
    • Thursday, April 11th, 10:00-11:00am FSC 1222
    • Additional sessions will be available via Zoom later in April – TBA
Monday
TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BIOL 121
1:00-2:00pm
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Leader: Emily
BIOL 121
2:00-3:00pm
FSC 1615
Leader: Emily
BIOL 112
10:00-11:00am
FSC 1222
Leader: Claire
MATH 101
11:00am-12:00pm
FSC 1402
Leader: Dahlia
APBI 200
3:00-4:00pm
FSC 1402
Leader: Chelsea
MATH 101
2:30-3:30pm
FSC 1222
Leader: Dahlia
APBI 200
3:00-4:00pm
FSC 1222
Leader: Chelsea
BIOL 112
3:30-4:30pm
FSC 1222
Leader: Claire

No registration is required; drop in for whichever sessions work best for your schedule.

Still Have Questions?

If you are a prospective, new or veteran LFS student and you have questions about how to ensure you’re making the most of your academic and classroom experience, we encourage you to visit an academic advisor in LFS Student Services. We’re happy to help you navigate your degree and will ensure you are connected to the right people and resources to make informed decisions.