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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction Schedule - Fall 2020

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a FREE, voluntary academic support service that utilizes peer-led group study to help students succeed. SI sessions are designed for all students and are facilitated by SI Leaders, successful students who have demonstrated effective academic strategies and who have the desire and skills necessary to guide other students in developing similar strategies.

Each week, SI Leaders offer at least three regularly scheduled SI sessions in designated classrooms. Your participation in SI is voluntary. You can attend as many or as few sessions as you want; however, national SI data suggests that students who attend SI most frequently have higher final course grades than students who attend fewer sessions. During a typical SI session, students compare and clarify lecture notes, review textbook readings, work through practice problems, and discuss key course concepts.

Benefits

  • Sessions are FREE!
  • SI provides opportunities for social connections by encouraging peer-to-peer interaction and mutual support.
  • Students will develop valuable study skills that can be applied to other classes.
  • Students’ participation in SI results in:
    • Higher mean grades
    • A higher percentage of students who pass the course
    • Increased retention and graduation rates

What to Expect

The SI Leader will attend class and model successful student behavior. They will prepare and facilitate engaging activities to review important and challenging concepts from class. SI sessions may involve group discussions, review games, or collaboratively creating a study guide. The SI Leader will help students become independent learners by sharing study strategies, guiding students through the problem-solving process, and providing opportunities for students to work together to make sense of concepts.

For more information, contact Katie Pierce, Assistant Director at piercek@wcu.edu or 828-227-2149.

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