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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficulty courses. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.

  • Participation is voluntary, free and open to all students
  • SI can help students develop essential academic and learning skills in their courses
  • SI sessions begin during the first or second week of the quarter, before students encounter academic difficulties
  • SI leaders do not lecture; instead they direct collaborative learning exercises that encourage students to take responsibility for processing course content
  • In schools around the world, SI students earn higher final course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants