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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Study Center?

The Study Center is located on the ground floor of Stanley Library, in the Academic Resources Center. PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) study sessions are typically held here in the evenings (Monday-Thursday), unless the schedule indicates otherwise.  During the day many faculty members hold office hours in the ARC.

When can I come to the Study Center?

We would love to see in the ARC any time!  The ARC is a great place to study with a group, with a PAL or on your own.  Several PAL study sessions are scheduled twice a week and some additional sessions are often offered prior to major tests. If you do not want to work in a group, you can meet with a PAL for individual appointments  by contacting them via the Ferrum College e-mail system, e-mail addresses are on all PAL schedules.  Academic help is available in the Study Center in the ARC from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm weekdays through meetings with faculty or working with a PAL.

What classes are involved in the PAL program?

The PAL program covers classes across several majors, especially introductory-level classes (100 & 200 level courses).   Check the schedule for specific courses and  tutoring hours.

What should I bring with me to the Study Center?

  • Your course text
  • Your class notes and any handouts provided to you by your professor
  • Something to write with, to write on, and any other equipment your class requires (such as a calculator)
  • A schedule, planner or datebook

 

What if I can't make it to a PAL study session?

If your schedule prevents you from attending a scheduled study session, you can schedule an individual appointments with a PAL Study tutor by e-mailing them and asking to meet them at a mutually convenient time in the ARC. 

Does the Study Center offer any online resources I can use at home?

Yes! Check out the Study Center resources online section for tips on studying, time management, effective reading and note-taking, dealing with text anxiety, learning styles, and more links from Ferrum faculty and the web.