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What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are free, out-of-class review sessions for medium to large groups for offered courses.

SI sessions are designed to get groups of ten to fifty students working together to develop strategies to master course content, review material, and prepare for quizzes and tests. SI Leaders help make sure you are on the right track and offer support and guidance. SI sessions are currently available in several subjects.

How SI works

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.

An SI Leader facilitates each review session. You will see your SI Leader in class taking notes, meeting with your professor, and participating in the lesson. This means your leader 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.

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 and Embedded Schedule