Supplemental Instruction Program
What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking
historically difficult courses. SI is open to all students who want to gain a better
understanding of course material, helping “A” students keep their A’s and struggling
students improve their grade. Each session is facilitated by an SI leader, and attendance
is completely voluntary and free of charge. Regular attendance provides the students
with more elective study strategies that can be applied beyond the desired course.
What’s in it for me?
Students are given the opportunity to study with their peers and classmates. This
collaborative effort is proven to be effective for test preparation.
In SI, students have chance to:
Compare notes with classmates
Discuss important concepts
Develop study strategies
Test themselves before the professor does.
When do SI review sessions start?
In the first week of the semester, you will fill out a short survey to let the SI
leader know your availability. Each SI leader will set up three or more review sessions
a week at times that are best for the majority of the students. You will be informed
via email regarding the review session times and locations. SI review sessions are
informal. Don’t forget to bring your notes, textbooks, and most importantly , any
Who are SI Leaders?
SI Leaders are students who have already taken your historically difficult courses
and passed with flying colors. These students will attend your course’s weekly class
periods, taking lecture notes just as you do. When you attend their SI session, it
is the SI Leader’s duty to guide you through the content covered in class and give
guidance on how to effectively study the same content. However, the SI Leader does
not simply lecture the content back like an instructor might, rather they help students
break down the information gained through lecture and the textbook to provide a perspective
that is easier to digest and thus leads towards efficient study habits.