What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is weekly study sessions led by students who have previously taken the course and received an A or B. SI Leaders attend class and meet with professors to ensure SI sessions cover the important course concepts, predict and practice test material, develop test prep strategies and discuss readings.
To find out when and where SI sessions are held, look at our schedule.
Why should I attend SI sessions?
Students who attended SI regularly received a half to a full letter grade higher than those who did not attend SI.
I cannot attend SI Sessions. What should I do?
There are several other resources at THINK TANK that can help you succeed in your courses:
In addition, SI Leaders conduct polls in the course during the middle of the term to find alternative times for SI sessions and will send emails to update students on changes to the schedule.
SI is offered for another professor’s section of a course I am taking, but not for my section. Can I still attend SI sessions?
If a section does not offer SI, students may attend SI sessions for other sections of the course. However, SI sections are designed to supplement section specific content. Because course curriculums typically differ by professor/section, there is no guarantee SI sessions will pertain to current material in your class.
Why do some SI sessions change location or time?
Depending on the number of students attending the session, locations and times may change to better accommodate students in the session.
How can I stay updated on SI Sessions or SI Exam Reviews?
SI Leaders will give announcements in class or by email about changes to the schedule. In addition, you can subscribe to our calendar which will send out email reminders & changes.
How can I apply to become an SI Leader?
Visit the THINK TANK Jobs page and complete our application. Requirements are as follows:
- Receive an A or B in the course
- Be able to attend all lectures for the class of interest
- Be able to attend mandatory training one week before class begins
If you have further questions about SI, contact Arturo Rodriguez, Associate Director of Academic Support Services.