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SI Essentials

What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is for all students who want to improve both their understanding of course material and their grades. Attendance at sessions is voluntary. For students, SI offers a chance to get together with people in their class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying, and to test themselves before their professor does.

What is an SI leader?

SI leaders are students themselves and are prepared to share what they have learned about how to study. They know the course content and are ready 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 during the SI review session. SI can help you learn course material more efficiently.

What's in it for you?

If you attend SI sessions regularly, you'll likely earn a better grade. You'll develop a better understanding of course content, as well as more effective ways of studying. These skills will also help you in other classes.
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