Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review or study sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult classes. The Academic Success Center partners with the course instructors to provide these sessions which are voluntary, free, and facilitated by a trained peer SI Leader. SI is provided to students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. SI is not a substitute for class, doing assigned homework or meeting with the course instructor.
Each week SI Leader(s) are awarded Leaders of the Week for exceptional work and following the SI model. You can see our past SI Leaders of the Week for this year here or on the link to the left.
SI leaders, students who have previously taken the course at Clemson and earned an “A”, attend all class meetings and guide students through the class material. They are trained to integrate course content (what to learn) with study strategies (how to learn) in the SI sessions. They will help students organize class material, compare notes, discuss difficult concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and be prepared for taking tests and exams. What SI Leaders won't do is lecture, re-teach or tutor the material.
Direct any questions regarding Supplemental Instruction to:
Laurel Whisler, SI Coordinator
Academic Success Center