Students who use SI do better in their classes than students who don’t use SI. Students who use SI earn one letter grade better on average than students who do not utilize SI. You will meet people you can study with, who will motivate you to become a better student, and who will help you stay on course to achieve your educational goals.
SI is an ongoing review of the course materials. The information you learn in daily lectures is continually reinforced in SI. SI helps you learn the material in a way that will stay with you long after your course is over. SI teaches cooperative learning techniques that will help you in later courses that do not have SIs. SI provides a safe, comfortable learning environment. You are encouraged to talk about your courses and ask questions that you may not feel comfortable asking in class.
In SI sessions, students are active participants. You will compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying, and test yourselves before your professor does. SIs make sure that sessions aren’t a waste of time by having a plan that keeps the group on track.