A University of Memphis Retention Program
WHAT is SI?
SI is a series of weekly review sessions for students who are taking a historically
WHO should attend?
Students who want to improve their understanding of the course material.
Students who want to develop strategies for learning the course concepts and for learning
to self-test their understanding of the concepts.
WHO leads the sessions?
SI Leaders have completed the course successfully. SI Leaders know the course content.
SI Leaders read all the material, are prepared to lead the study session, and provide
study strategies appropriate for the course material. Your SI Leader will help you
to think about the content of the lectures.
WHEN will the SI sessions be offered?
Surveys will be given during the first week. The surveys list a variety of times when
SI sessions can be available. SI study session schedules will be distributed in class.
SI study sessions will start the second week of classes.
WHERE will the SI sessions meet?
SI study sessions will meet in the building where your class meets.
WHAT do I need to do?
Be enrolled in the selected course section. Attend study sessions every week. Bring
your text. Bring your notes. And bring your questions. Attending the SI study sessions
has proven to be an effective use of your study time.
If you any questions or just the need for additional information, please send an email
ESP services are available to all U of M students who are taking the course for which
they are requesting help at the time of their request. Students do benefit from the
time spent with ESP and/or Supplemental Instruction!! Institutional Research has determined
that students who took advantage of services provided by ESP Learning Centers and/or
Supplemental Instruction 6 or more times experienced a significantly higher positive
impact on their grades than did students who utilized the services fewer than 6 times
or did not use the services.