Student Success

Information for Students

Making the Most of Your SI Session

SI only works if you attend SI the right way!  Here are some tips that will make your attendance at SI most effective:

  • Attend class regularly! SI provides support for the course, but it is not meant to replace attending class or talking with your professor.
  • Come to SI at least once per week! SI most benefits those who come on a weekly basis. If you wait to come to only the SI sessions right before the exam…you will probably receive only minimal benefits. 
  • Come on time and ready to devote your full attention to this study session! Always bring your textbook and class notes to SI.
  • Come to SI ready to participate in the activities! To really learn course material you have to be active by practicing, discussing, applying, and inquiring about what you are learning!
  • Always come to SI having reviewed the previous week’s material. Go over the previous week’s notes, read the assigned readings and work on any assigned problems, or homework!
  • Be encouraging and supportive of other students when they are speaking during SI, but don’t be afraid to evaluate and give constructive feedback on other students’ work!
  • Use the strategies used in SI in your own studying at home!
  • Use SI as an opportunity to meet other students and form your own study groups!