What is Supplemental Instruction?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a service offered to students taking high-risk courses at Oregon State University. The program offers study tables in these targeted courses--usually Math 111, 112, 241, and 251, in addition to the Zoology 33X series, the Biology 21X series, and the Chemistry 20X series, although availability varies from term to term.
SI sessions integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn. Attending SI sessions will help you develop study strategies for note taking, graphic organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and test preparation as you review course material. When you attend study tables, you'll have the opportunity to become actively involved with your classmates as you process the text, supplementary readings, and lecture notes.
Statistics show that students who attend and engage consistently in SI (attending at least five sessions per term) earn exam grades that are one half to a full letter grade higher than students who attend less frequently or not at all. Course grades also have been shown to be higher for those who attend SI regularly, on average one-fifth to a full letter grade higher than for those who don't attend.
Supported Courses Spring 2013:
- Biology 213 (Bouwma, Kayes & Rivin)
- Math 111 (Argyres)
- Math 112 (Riverstone)
- Math 241 (Bowers)
- Math 251 (Rockwell)
- Math 252 (Hart, Wohlafka)
- Zoology 333 (Quick)
Other Supported Courses (availability varies by term):
- Biology 21X series
- Chemistry 20X series
- Math 254
- Zoology 33X series
If you are interested in joining a study table, please visit the Registration Site to see information on how to register, a list of supported courses, and our attendance policy.