Supplemental Learning


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What is SL?

Supplemental Learning (SL) is a series of weekly review sessions for students in selected courses. SL is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. For you the student, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready. At each session you will be guided through this material by your SL leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.

What’s an SL leader?

Have you ever wished you could do something over, knowing what you know now? SL leaders are students themselves who are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study. They know the course content and are anxious to help guide you through it. 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 SL review sessions. SL can help you learn course material more efficiently.

 
 

SL Leader Bios (Adobe PDF)

Coordinator of Supplemental Learning and Developmental Math Support
  Tom Griffith, M.Ed | tgriffith@bloomu.edu
  Warren Student Services Center, Student Success Center | 570-389-3844


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When do SL review sessions start?

SL sessions begin the second week of class and continue until the last week of class each semester. Most courses will not have review sessions during finals week. The sessions will be held the same days/times/locations every week. Each session will be different because you’ll have new material to discuss. SL review sessions are informal. Bring your notes; bring your textbook; bring your questions.

What’s in it for me?

BU students that attend SL sessions tend to earn (on average) a better grade than those who do not attend. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes also.

Please review the Participant Expectation Guide and Agreement (PDF) before attending the first session.

SL sessions?

View the Session Schedule (PDF) to see if your course is supported by SL and when the sessions will be.

What if I need help in a course that is not supported by Supplemental Learning this semester?

If your course is not supported by SL this semester, we highly recommend that you visit University Tutorial Services (UTS), which offers free peer tutoring services for Bloomsburg University students.