SP.120 Program XL: You Can Be a Success at MIT
An academic enrichment program for first-year students, XL utilizes the innovative and effective small-group learning concept to enhance students' academic performance in calculus and science. Students meet in study groups of five to six participants with facilitators trained in effective classroom techniques and concept focus. The study groups help students to reinforce concepts learned in the regular curriculum, and help them to gain mastery of concepts and problems that are often more challenging than those dealt with during lecture. The small study group format emphasizes the full participation of each student with the facilitator acting as a guide. The regularity of weekly meetings enhances the students' understanding of MIT's academic expectations. After the initial meetings, students are encouraged to take more responsibility and to lead the group in problem-solving sessions, which helps to maximize their own learning. Each study group meets for a minimum of three hours each week. The meeting time is set by the XL facilitator based on students' schedules.
This class has no prerequisites.
SP.120 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by A. Perry.
This class counts for a total of 0 credits.
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