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Supplemental Instruction (S. I.)

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

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Supplemental Instruction is a study program designed to improve your study techniques with the possibility of raising grades one half to one whole grade point.

The program is based on the principle that students improve their mastery of a subject through interaction and discussions of difficult principles with other students.

A model student (an SI leader) is selected to conduct these regularly scheduled SI sessions.

Although the SI leader has completed the course with a B or higher, he/she will attend the targeted course regularly and meet with the faculty member weekly. Faculty Recommendation Form

During an SI session, the leader reinforces main concepts from the lecture, shares problem-solving techniques, provides test reviews and gives practice tests and quizzes before the actual test.

  • Sessions are not re-lectures or remedially designed.
  • Sessions are designed to produce a more thorough understanding of course content.
  • Regular attendance will reduce out-of-class study time.
  • SI is a service provided by the course fee you already pay.
  • Sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the majority of students. SI Schedule
  • Times are set for weekly sessions after the first week of class and posted in the classroom.

SI sessions are offered for the following courses:

  • History 1301,1302, 2311, and 2372
  • Political Science 2305 and 2306
  • Geology 1401
  • Biology 1406,1407,1413 zoology
  • Chemistry 1405, 1411, and 1412
  • Spanish 1411 and 1412
  • Math 2413 and 2414

Si Video for Training Purposes by Utah State Univeristy