Supplemental Instruction (SI)
SI is a structured study group designed to help students achieve success in "historically difficult" courses: those with consistently high rates of D's, F's, and/or Withdrawals. SI sessions are FREE and open to all students enrolled in the supported courses. A trained SI leader will facilitate three hour-long sessions per week, focusing on difficult course content.These sessions serve to reinforce course material, clarify confusing concepts, and approach the information from a fun and engaging perspective.
SI offered during Fall and Spring semesters for:
- BIOL 1110 & 1120: Biology I and II for Majors
- CHEM 1110 & 1120: General Chemistry I and II
- HSCI 2010 & 2020: Anatomy & Physiology I and II
- Some sections of MATH 1530: Prob and Stats
- Some sections of PHYS 2010: General Physics I
Students who have attended SI at ETSU typically earn a final grade that is a full
letter grade higher than those who did not attend. Attending SI regularly is a fantastic
way to study, increase your understanding of complex material, and review for exams.
The small group environment allows you to work at a slower pace and ask quesitons.
Who are SI Leaders?
SI leaders are students who have taken the course and performed well. They must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrate a vested interest in supporting student success. SI leaders are tasked with helping students think more deeply about the instructor's lectures and the readings covered in the course, and using innovative and engaging strategies to improve students' understanding of complex and challenging concepts.
Meet the SI Leaders (Updates coming SOON)
Biology 1110: Biology I for Majors
Biology 1120: Biology II for Majors
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II
HSCI 2010: Anatomy & Physiology I
HSCI 2020: Anatomy & Physiology II
MATH 1530: Probability & Statistics
PHYS 2010: General Physics I
What do students like about SI?
"I like that the SI leaders sit in on lectures that way they can relate their lessons directly from what is being taught in lecture."
"Being able to ask questions I would not be able to ask in class, and having someone to help review material and understand how to look at questions in a different way."
"They make content interesting."
"They (sessions) are at multiple times to increase the chance that I attend. The SIs are always ready to help even at times when they are not in a meeting. I have been able to get more out of the course with the help of my SI leaders."
"The ability to interact with other students from my class."
"When we worked together in groups and everyone explained their confusion, we were able to help out one another."