The Student Academic Success Office is challenging every student at Xavier to be a Student Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) by utilizing one of the newest programs to hit campus, Supplemental Instruction.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program for students taking historically difficult courses such as Math 990, Math 1030, History 1030, Accounting 1010, etc. SI sessions are FREE, voluntary, anonymous, and casual. In these sessions, students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for exams. The sessions are led by a SI leader, a student that has successfully completed the course with a high grade. They attend their assigned class every day and will tailor each session directly to the material covered in class.
SI does not replace going to class, doing your homework, or studying for exams.
However, SI does help you get better grades, master course content, develop learning and study strategies and learn from other successful students (SI Leaders) the strategies they used to pass the class.
Research shows that students who attend SI sessions regularly average one half to one full letter grade higher than their classmates who choose not to attend. When you attend SI, you'll develop a better understanding of course content, build confidence as well as learn more effective ways of studying.
For more information: please contact
Coordinator, Academic Programs
Student Academic Success Office