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Academic Success and Achievement Programs

Supplemental Instruction

What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction is an opportunity for you to take an active role in your learning experience. SI sessions are offered for historically difficult courses at IU Northwest and facilitated by SI leaders, students who have successfully completed the course and have been recommended by their professor. These sessions provide an interactive learning environment organized for students enrolled in SI designated courses.

ALL students in the class are encouraged to attend SI sessions. SI leaders are not tutors and they don't re-lecture. Instead, they help students put course material into persective, so you can learn it more efficiently while developing critical thinking skills. On the first day of class you may be asked to complete a short survey that will let the SI leader know what times work best for you. With regular attendance at SI sessions, you will develop a deeper understanding of course content and you'll learn effective study habits that you can transfer to your other courses. Plus, statistics have shown that students attending SI on a regular basis often improve their overall course grade and you can too! Best of all, SI is a free service open to ALL students.

SI Session Schedule

On the first day of class, you will be asked to fill out a short survey that will let the SI leader know what times work best for you. Each SI leader will set up 2 or more review sessions a week at times that are most convenient for you. You can attend one or both session; each one will be different. SI review sessions are informal; bring your notes, your textbooks, and your questions. View the Current SI Session Schedule

How does SI work?

Interested students can attend any or all of the scheduled SI sessions. SI is a great way to study effectively and keep up with course material throughout the semester. During SI sessions, the SI Leader helps students acquire new study skills and helps them to meet the expectations of the professor by coordinating group discussions about the class lecture and by doing various other activities that lead to a better understanding of course material.

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What is an SI Leader?

Have you ever wished you could do something over, knowing what you know now? Think of your SI leader in those terms. SI leaders are students themselves who have been where you are right now... students that are prepared to share with you what they have learned.

Why SI?

  • SI leaders have first hand knowledge of course content
  • SI leaders have the ability to guide you through the class and the material
  • SI leaders attend class with you and interact with you and the instructor
  • SI participants tend to earn a higher grade in the course
SI leaders are not tutors and they don't re-lecture. Instead they help students put the material into perspective during SI review sessions, so that you can learn it more efficiently while developing critical thinking skills. If you are interested in becoming a SI Leader, please fill out an SI application. Submit the application to Hawthorn Room 425 or contact 981-4296.

For more information about the SI program, please contact [[cathall]]