What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. It is for all students who want to improve their understanding of the course material and improve their grades.
What happens in SI sessions?
You meet with people in your class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying, and test yourselves before the professor does. An SI leader is there to help guide the weekly sessions and extra test review sessions.
What is an SI leader?
SI leaders are SI-trained students who have taken the course you are taking now. Their professors recommended them for SI because they used good strategies to do well in this course. SI leaders attend the class lectures with you, then prepare something for review sessions to help you study and learn the material efficiently (no lectures, no tutoring, but something everyone can do together).
What’s in it for me?
On average, students who attended SI earned higher grades than those who did not attend. If you attend SI regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade, you’ll develop a better understanding of course content, and you’ll discover more and effective ways to study.
Oh, BTW, putting SI in your schedule is a sure way to avoid night-before-test cramming, which can yield unpleasant results emotionally, physically, and academically.