What do Learning Teams Do?
Learning teams meet twice per week and are an opportunity for students to build on their learning from lecture, discussion, and lab. Students ask questions, discuss concepts, and work through problems in groups. Because of the collaborative nature of our learning teams, we strongly encourage regular attendance so that all students benefit from this environment.
We generally do not provide “drop-in” assistance except during exam preparation times. Help with homework and quizzes is provided by your course instructor and teaching assistants.
What if I don’t have time to join a learning team?
Some students use the PLC’s worksheets, practice problems, and practice exams (in person or online) and attend exam review sessions without joining a learning team.
Who should join the PLC?
To be successful in physics, most students find that they must invest time and effort beyond the minimum course requirements. Many students also find it helpful to work with others in the class. Joining the PLC can be a great way to provide extra motivation and to find study partners who are as motivated as you!
Although we do not have the resources to place everyone in a small group, we welcome all students who are interested in getting more from their physics course as we can provide access to materials and exam preparation opportunities.
Each student is considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account their needs and PLC resources. If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible since group space becomes limited as the semester goes on.