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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI)


What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?


Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program that offers weekly structured learning and study groups for difficult courses. Called SI sessions, these group meetings are led by SI Leaders, a trained student who has already passed the difficult course. SI Leaders attend class and work with faculty to make the SI sessions specific to the faculty member's teaching style and the students taking the class that semester.

 

How does SI work?

 

SI is offered two to three times a week at a set time. Check the class schedule, and listen to your instructor to find out if and when SI is offered.

 

Why should I participate in SI?

 

SI provides

  • review and discussion of course material, including readings, lecture notes, and homework assignments.
  • learning activities, such as practice quizzes, games, and group activities, to help increase and deepen understanding of course material.
  • an opportunity to connect with other students in a structured but relaxed environment.

What do UCM students say about SI?

  • Without SI, it would be harder for me to understand my classes.
  • It got me the grade I wanted on the first exam, which was an A. Overall, I think it has benefited me a lot.
  • I have a 92% in ecology because of my SI class.
  • My experience in SI has been great. Not only was I able to connect with students having the same difficulties as me, but I also found new ways to improve habits. After learning these habits, I have noticed a drastic change in my grades and personal life.


 

 

 

For more information, contact:
Learning Commons
JCK Library 3160

660-543-8972
learningcommons@ucmo.edu