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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly, guided review sessions for students taking difficult courses. Attendance is voluntary and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you want. However, those who attend regularly do much better in their courses than those who only attend a few times.

The goal of Supplemental Instruction is to help students learn how to succeed in their classes. Working with faculty in traditionally difficult classes, SI seeks to help students learn to solve problems, organize classroom materials, develop effective study strategies and habits, develop critical thinking skills, and meet their own and the Instructor's expectations.

Participation in SI is voluntary, free-of-charge, and open to all students in the course!

Supplemental Instruction sessions provide an opportunity for you to learn how-to-learn while learning what to learn.

In SI, students review lecture notes and text material, prepare for tests, and improve learning strategies. It is an informal opportunity for students to work together to explore important concepts, review class notes, discuss reading assignments, and practice test-taking strategies.

Research indicates that students earn one-half to one full letter grade higher if they attend SI sessions regularly throughout the semester. Students develop a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying (which will help you through your entire college career as well).

Supplemental Instruction Leaders are guides who help other students share and master information as a group. They are often students themselves, who have successfully completed the course, and are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study.

SI leaders attend your class once a week hearing what you hear in the lecture and reading what you are required to read. Their job is to help you think about the lecture and the reading material and help you put it all into perspective during the review sessions, so that you can learn the course material more efficiently.



Now you can get more help with your college work! The Tutoring Center is now offering another FREE service to all WVNCC students - This is an online service and requires you to register to access it. Please stop by the Tutoring Center for more information and get registered TODAY!