SI is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is available to all students in the course who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance is voluntary. It’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop study strategies, and test yourselves before your professor does!
What's a SI Leader?
Have you ever wished you could do something over, knowing what you know now? SI Leaders are students who are prepared to share what they have learned over the years about how to study. They’ll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won’t do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read, and then put it all together during the SI sessions.
When do SI review sessions start?
On the first day of class you will fill out a survey to let the SI Leader know your availability. Each SI Leader will set up two-three review sessions each week at times that are best for the majority of the class. You can attend one, two, or all three (the choice is yours), and each one will be different because you will have new material to discuss! Review sessions are informal. Bring your notes; bring your textbook; bring your questions.
What's in it for me?
If you attend SI sessions regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade. You’ll have developed a better understanding of the course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes also!
Linda Bashinskaya awarded SAU SI scholarship
Linda is a senior psychology major with a business management minor at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She is graduating in May and plans to move to Austin, Texas, to pursue her education through graduate school. Her career goals consist of obtaining a PhD in clinical mental health counseling and potentially continuing research on anxiety and other topics. Linda is an active member of the SAU Chi Alpha Christian ministry, Psi Chi International Honors Society of Psychology, and Alpha Chi Honors Society. She enjoys traveling, relaxing by the lake, playing music, and being with her family and friends. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader and for this award achievement. She sends special thanks to Mrs. Lavana Kindle, her family, and God. Her excitement and curiosity for the upcoming years is immense. The world of opportunities is just around the corner, and she is ready to take it on!
Leah Cook named SI Leader of the Year
Leah considers Pine Bluff as her hometown since she when to high school there. She is 21 years old and is the daughter of William Cook and Tracy Morse. Leah, a Mathematics Education major, has worked at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Magnolia, Arkansas, as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader, tutor, and student office worker. She is currently the Math Club President. Hobbies include outdoor activities and working puzzles. Leah is joining the Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter on campus this semester and will be running for an office next year. Other accomplishments include being on the Dean’s & President’s Lists at SAU. After graduation, Leah plans to attend graduate school at the University of Colorado at Boulder to obtain a doctorate in Mathematics Education and become a mathematics professor. Finally, Leah hopes to make a difference in students’ lives just as her educators have done in hers.
Cody Lucy named SI Volunteer of the Year
Cody is from Magnolia, Arkansas and is an Exercise Science major at Southern Arkansas University. He plans to earn his doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Cody was awarded the SI Volunteer Scholarship for volunteering all semester long in holding group study A&P I sessions for his peers. Other volunteer experiences include being an assistant coach to the Columbia Christian School high school baseball team and being a member of the Association of Baptist Students, where his father, Chris Lucy, is the director. Cody sings and plays the bass guitar in the worship band. He is a people person, invested in others, and enjoys getting to know people on a personal level. Cody enjoys having fun and finding the joy in things. He is thankful for the opportunities with which God has blessed him.
Dr. Zach Hurdle named SI Faculty of the Year
Dr. Zach Hurdle of SAU’s math and computer science department received the most SI leader votes for the 2018-2019 SI Faculty of the Year Award!
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