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What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly study sessions held by an SI Leader. The Center for Academic Success determines what courses will be eligible each semester. SI is provided to students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. SI is not a substitute for attending class or doing assignments

What is SI Leader?

SI Leaders are students who have previously taken the course and excelled in it. The Leader will attend the designated course each week throughout the semester and take the same notes as the students. Leaders will meet with students outside of class to help them review the material, help organize notes, discuss difficult concepts, and help prepare for tests. What SI Leaders will NOT do is reteach the material or correct a studentís homework. This is not a substitute for attending class. Students benefit from attending SI by enhancing their knowledge of the course material and improving their exam grades. Research has shown that students who attend SI at least once a week perform better in class and improve their overall grade.

How to prepare to attend an SI session

  • Regularly attend class- SI supports course material learned in class. It does not replace lectures
  • Complete all required reading prior to attending SI sessions
  • Bring any specific questions you may have
  • Attend SI regularly. Research shows that students who attend SI at least once/week perform better on exams and earn higher grades
  • Enjoy free extra help

Spring 2013 Courses Available for SI

ACC101 (Accounting I, Professor Croteau)

  • Mondays 5:00-7:00 Hines Hall Dorms 3rd floor
  • Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 Lee Hall 21
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