Supplemental Instruction (S.I.) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. S.I. is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.
Attendance at sessions is voluntary. For you the student, it's a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does so that when he/she does, you'll be ready. At each session, you will be guided through course material by your S.I. leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.
What is a S.I. leader?
Have you ever wished you could do something over, knowing what you know now? That's impossible, but you can come close in S.I. Leaders are students themselves and are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study. They know the course content and are eager to help guide you through it. They'll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won't do is lecture. Their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read, and then put it all together into some kind of perspective during S.I. review sessions so that you can learn it more efficiently.
When do S.I. review sessions start?
On the first day of class you will fill out a short survey to let the S.I. leader know your class schedule. Please bring your official schedule of classes with you to the first class period so you will be able to complete the survey accurately. Each S.I. leader will set up three or more review sessions a week at times that are best for the majority of you. You can attend one, two, or all three (the choice is yours), and each one will be different because you'll have new material to discuss. S.I. review sessions are informal. Bring your notes; bring your textbook; bring your questions.
What's in it for me?
If you attend S.I. sessions regularly, chances are you'll earn a better grade. You will develop a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes also.
Questions or comments?
Email: Mark Fuentes
Office: Room MC224