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Supplemental Instruction

What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically challenging 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 or she does, you'll be ready. At each session, you will be guided by your SI leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.

SI Leaders

SI Leaders

Scott Fraser, Brent Bussinger, Sarah Blackstone, Molly Cleland

SI Schedule, Fall 2014

College Chemistry I (CHEM 131)
Old Admin, Room 227
Monday, Tuesday 5:00 p.m., Thursday 6:00 p.m.
Brent Bussinger, SI Leader

College Chemistry II (CHEM 132)
Old Admin, Room 242
Monday 7:00 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m.
Molly Cleland, SI Leader

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 333)
Old Admin, Room 132
Monday & Thursday 6:00 p.m., Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Scott Fraser, SI Leader

Cellular Biology (BIOL 225)
Old Admin, Room 101
Monday 5:00 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m.
Sarah Blackstone, SI Leader

What's an SI leader?

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 anxious 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 more efficiently.

When do SI review sessions start?

On the first day of class you will complete a short survey to let the SI leader know your class schedule. Each SI leader will set up three or more review sessions a week at times that are best for the majority of you. 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; bring your questions.

What's 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.

If you are interested in Supplemental Instruction, please contact us via e-mail or phone 308-432-6381 or 1-800-CHADRON and ask to be transferred to extension 6381.