Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides additional support for students in problem solving and understanding. It can be helpful at almost any stage of a course, whether in seeking ideas to help with a homework set or in studying for an exam. SI sessions are NOT a repeat of the material covered in the text or lectures. Generally, SI sessions include active learning and problem solving, both guided as well as student-led. Near exam times, review sessions are held. Tutors and GSAs work with the instructors of the students' classes to maximize their learning experience.
While participation in SI is not required, it is highly encouraged. SI reinforces lectures by concentrating on problem solving. Active learning is key to the experience, allowing students to learn from one another as well as the leader. Involvement in learning increases assimilation of the material and application in new situations. Students often meet in small groups to solve problems, form their own thoughts on a topic or problem, articulate them to their classmates, and obtain constructive criticism from their peers. In listening to their peers, students hear many different ways of interpreting and applying class material and thus are able to integrate many examples of how to use the information.
Schedule For Physics SI
All SI sessions are scheduled in the SSSC.
PHY 1001 Physics 1
Wednesday, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
PHY 1002 Physics 2
Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.