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Supplemental Instruction for Students

What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.

Attendance at sessions is voluntary. For you the student, it's a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourself before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you'll be ready. At each session you will by guided through this material by your SI leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.

What is an SI leader?

Have you ever wished you could do something over, knowing what you know now? That's impossible, but you can come close in SI. SI leaders are students themselves and are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study. They know the course content and are eager to help guide you through it. They'll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won't do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read, and then put it all together into some kind of perspective during SI review sessions so you can learn it more efficiently.

Meet the 2014 SI Leaders


 Gunnar Klemmer

 Senior, Chemistry Major

 Leading: CHEM 121 – Dr. Schramm

 Go-to study hacks: 

 Taking lots of notes or studying with another  person. 

 Life outside of class:

 Canoeing, backpacking, relaxing with friends,  decompressing with a game.


 Julia LapoJulia Lapo

 Senior, Exercise Science Major

 Leading: CHEM 121 – Dr. Province

 Go-to study hacks: 

 Using notecards and repetition. 

 Life outside of class:

 Sports, hiking, camping, running, fishing, reading.



Mary O'Briant Mary O'Briant

 Senior, Public Administration Major

 Leading: POLS 205 – Mrs. Klein

 Go-to study hacks: 

 Going to the library, finding a quiet place. 

 Life outside of class:

 Cooking and reading mysteries. 



Tyler Sommer Tyler Sommers

 Senior, Public Administration Major

 Leading: POLS 202 – Dr. Breezeel

 Go-to study hacks: 

 Going to the library, listening to music. 

 Life outside of class:

 Playing guitar, being involved around campus and biking. 



Claire Summers Claire Summers

 Senior, History Major

 Leading: HIST 111 – Dr. Harris

 Go-to study hacks: 

 Using flashcards. 

 Life outside of class:

 Reading, watching movies with friends. 


 Alex SamuelAlex Samuel 

 SI Observer

 Graduate Student

 Pursuing Professional Counseling

 Go-to study hacks: 

 Listening to music while studying. 

 Life outside of class:

 Alex is married, enjoys playing tennis, listening to vinyl records, spending time with his friends, and playing with his dog, Atlas. 

When do SI review sessions start?

On the first day of class you will fill out a short survey to let the SI leader know your class schedule. Please bring your official schedule of classes with you to the first class period so you will be able to complete the survey accurately. Each SI leader will set up three or more review sessions a week at times that are best for the majority of the students. You can attend one, two or all three (the choice is yours), and each one will be different because you'll have new material to discuss. SI review sessions are informal. Bring your notes, bring your textbook, and bring your questions.

What is in it for me?

If you attend SI sessions regularly, chances are you'll earn a better grade. You'll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes also.

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