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Student Benefits of SI


What are the Academic Benefits of SI?

  • Better course grade and a higher GPA.
  • The material you master is valuable in other courses.
  • Learn the language (jargon) of the course by talking with other students.
  • Encourages understanding of the course material through multiple student perspectives.
  • Learn to study more effectively and efficiently to increase free time.
  • Veteran student perspective gives students insight into questions the professor may ask.
  • Learn study skills to help with current and future courses.
  • Knowledge stays fresh in your mind, and review of information is ongoing.
  • Able to ask questions about course material to as small group of peers instead of the large lecture hall of students.
  • Learning and studying with others helps you recognize and learn important information that you may have missed or not understood before you take and exam.
  • Being in a relaxed environment where the information is discussed in a different way.

What are the Personal Benefits of SI?

  • Opportunity to meet other student in class, form study groups, and possibly make life-long friends.
  • Meet students to sit by in class that provide motivation to go to class.
  • Opportunity to talk with SI coaches, who are successful students, about how to be a successful student.
  • Meet students with who you can form study groups.
  • Improve communication skills
  • Talking with other students and the SI coach about majors, what to expect, classes to take, and other advice.
  • Get motivated to take responsibility for your own learning and personal development.
  • Increase your self-confidence in academic and social interactions.

What are the Cognitive Benefits of SI?

  • Greater understanding of the course material.
  • Develop higher-level thinking skills.
  • Test your knowledge of the material before class quizzes and exams.
  • Increase awareness of and tolerance for ambiguity or complexity.
  • Gain understanding of multiple perspectives by working with a diverse group of students.
  • Practice critical thinking skills in the context of the course material.

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