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What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction is an out-of-class review session that covers up-to-date class discussions, lectures, and content for select courses. SI covers test preparation, note-taking, and appropriate academic study skills.

When does SI meet?

SI is regularly scheduled with at least two sessions per course per week. Times vary according to student needs.

Where is it held?

Every attempt is made to hold SI sessions in or near the classroom in which the course is taught.

Who is involved?

SI leaders are students who have previously attended the course and know the professor. SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, and read all assigned material.

Why is SI important?

Research data indicates that students who regularly attend SI earn higher course grades and test scores. SI sessions are collaborative in nature and encourage interaction and discussion. Every student is encouraged to attend SI for classes in which they are enrolled. The sessions are free of charge.


Students who understand how to express their thoughts and ideas through writing experience more academic success, earn better grades, and have improved opportunities to gain more insight from their courses. The Write Here Center at Erskine College assists both college and seminary students with a variety of writing services. The skilled student readers in the Write Here Center will read your drafts and help you improve any of the following areas: focus, purpose, organization, developmentcritical responsevoicedictionsyntaxdocumentation, and mechanics. Stop by our conveniently located Watkins Student Center location and take advantage of this valuable service. Better writing does equal better grades. Let us help!


The Write Here Center is open during the regular semester according to the following schedule:

Sunday: Closed

Monday and Tuesday: 6-10 p.m.

Wednesday: 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Thursday: 3-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

The Write Here Center does not operate during exams, holidays, breaks, or during the summer.


Resources that might be helpful for college writers

Jeanne Bell

Executive Assistant, Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction
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Shane Bradley

Administrative Dean of the College, Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Program
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