Is PASS free?
Yes! You may attend as many sessions as you would like, at no cost. Indeed, it is useful to attend two or three PASS sessions each week. Think of it like practicing for a sport: steady, weekly work has a big payoff.
What if my section of finite is not listed?
If your section of finite is not listed, then a PASS Leader is not assigned to your section. But rest assured that the PASS Leaders are attending other sections, and so their knowledge of content and upcoming tests is current. Feel free to attend any PASS session.
What if I have a conflict with my PASS Leader's schedule?
That happens sometimes. Please feel free to attend any PASS session.
Can I go over my webwork and homework at PASS?
PASS does not focus on webwork or homework. We focus on the tests, which are a bigger part of your final grade. While there are many campus resources that focus on homework or webwork (such as the Math Learning Center or the Academic Support Centers), only PASS focuses on the tests.
What happens at a PASS session?
The PASS Leader will have selected several math problems that will be showing up on an upcoming test. Students practice these problems and explain how to solve them, thereby creating durable knowledge and experience with the problems. Usually there is time at the end to go over a tough problem of the students' choice.
How effective is PASS?
Our studies on IUB campus have shown that if a student goes to PASS once per week, their grades improve as much as 12% over the course of the semester. That's more than a full letter grade! Give it a try.