Supplemental Instruction

What is SI?

SI is a study group program that helps you learn “what to learn” as well as “how to learn.” SI consists of regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions that are facilitated by SI leaders who will be attending class. SI is a free service and attendance is voluntary but strongly encouraged as a means for improving your success in the course. Be prepared to participate! SI sessions focus on collaborating with your classmates to help you better understand or retain class concepts. Bring your notes, your textbook, and your curiosity!

 Why should I attend SI sessions?

Students who participate in SI typically make a higher final grade in the course than students who choose not to attend and are less likely to drop the course. To get the most benefit, begin attending SI sessions early and often throughout the semester. You’ll work closely with classmates and join a sub-community of your class focused on mastering class concepts and accountability. You’ll pick up enhanced study skills from your SI Leader who has previously succeeded in the course. You might also have fun! SI sessions are a relaxed and welcoming environment where participants learn through engaging group activities.

Which UCA courses are offering SI?

SI is being offered in General Psychology, Principles of Biology I, College Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry II, and Principles of Accounting I. If you do not have an SI leader assigned to your course, you can get one-on-one help from a tutor. See our tutoring schedule.