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Student Guide to P.A.S.S

What is P.A.S.S.?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions. It is a learning enhancement program. It is designed to organize and improve the ways in which you prepare for your course outside of class. P.A.S.S. is attached to courses to provide you with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing the course material assigned by the professor.

How do I know if I'm taking a course that supported by P.A.S.S.?

If you are enrolled in a course that has P.A.S.S., you faculty and peer leader will introduce themselves at the beginning of the semester. Your peer leader will also invite you to his/her study sessions at the beginning of each class, and will let you know the locations, times, and days of the sessions.

What if I can't attend all of the P.A.S.S sessions?

It is recommended that you still go to one session a week depending on your schedule. You peer leader will try to schedule the study sessions at times that is convenient for majority of the students to attend per week.

What if a P.A.S.S. session begins 10 minutes before I get out of class?

You can still come! P.A.S.S is a voluntary program. If you are late, you can still get something out of the session during the time that you are there.

If I don't start to P.A.S.S. sessions at the beginning of the semester, can I still come later?

Of course. P.A.S.S. is not a club that you have to join. It is here for you, whenever you need it. However, it is best to use P.A.S.S. as a continual review session in order to maximize your studying potential

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Rory A. Lazowski, Ed.S.
Coordinator - Supplemental Instruction, Instructional Faculty

You can reach him by:

Mail:
800 S. Main St.
MSC 1007
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Visiting:
951 Madison Drive
Wilson Hall, Room 415
E-mail: lazowsra@jmu.edu
Telephone: 540-568-4370