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Check the SI Session Hours and and SI Leader Office Hours on the right for this fall's course offerings and schedule!

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Free, out of class study sessions designed with you in mind!

SI sessions are designed to get students working together to develop strategies to master course content, review material, and prepare for quizzes and tests. The SI Leaders are there to help make sure you are on the right track and to offer support and guidance. SI sessions are currently available for Chemistry 110, 120, 130, 350 and 360; Math 115, 119, and 130; and Psych 110.

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More about SI

Overview

SI was developed by Deanna C. Martin at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973 to help support students enrolled in difficult courses. SI offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class study sessions to all students enrolled in the course. The sessions are led by SI Leaders, students who have previously and successfully completed the course. All sessions are designed to get students working together to help develop strategies to master course content, review material, and prepare for quizzes and tests. The SI Leaders are there to help make sure you are on the right track and to offer support and guidance.

How SI works

Each session is facilitated by an SI Leader, a student who has successfully completed the course in a previous semester. You might see him/her in your course since he/she is required to attend all class meetings, take notes, and read all assigned material. This means he/she will be familiar with the course materials and lecture topics. In the SI session, you will develop study strategies for note taking, organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary, and test preparation as you review course material with your classmates and the SI Leader.