The Supplemental Instruction Program at JC
Supplemental Instruction is a learning enhancement program to help students learn better in our courses. For you as a student, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and practice problem solving techniques. You will also get the chance to test yourselves before your instructor does, so that when test day comes, you’ll be ready.
At each session, you will be guided through this material by your SI leader. They know the course content and are anxious to help guide you through it. They’ll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear. What they won’t do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and practice the techniques you learn, and then put it all together during the SI sessions. Although attendance is voluntary, if you attend SI sessions regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes, as well!