Enhance your learning in select courses
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides regularly scheduled review sessions open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material — and their grades.
By attending SI sessions you will have the opportunity to discuss important concepts,
develop learning and study strategies and to test yourself before the professor does. An FGCU student who has earned at least a B+ in the course guides the peer-assisted
Why should I use Supplemental Instruction?
Students who regularly attend SI sessions may earn up to one-half letter grade higher and are less likely to earn a D or F in the course than those who do not attend SI sessions or attend less frequently. You will also develop a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways in which to learn the material. The college-level study skills that you learn in SI will help you earn higher grades in your other classes. Through SI, you will create a community with classmates and other students and feel a stronger connection to FGCU.
- Regular SI attendance can result in earning up to one-half letter grade higher in the course
- Less likely to earn a D or F in the course with regular attendance
- Develop stronger understanding of course content and effective study skills
- Learning and study skills from SI can be used in other courses
- Develop stronger campus connection through community building with classmates, students, and staff
What is an SI Leader?
Supplemental Instruction Leaders are undergraduate or graduate students who facilitate weekly, interactive, collaborative review sessions that combine what-to-learn with how-to-learn. Each leader must attend the course lecture and meet with the professor on a regular basis to clarify course content and material. SI leaders facilitate group discussion through Socratic questioning and other high-level cognitive learning methods. Additionally, SI leaders help students develop study techniques such as note taking, exam formulation, time management and other skills critical for success.