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ERIC Number: ED270739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Say "Si" to Supplementals.
Harrington, Judy; Moore, Diane
A supplemental instruction program was designed to assist students in mastering course concepts and to increase student competence in reading, reasoning, and study skills. Supplemental leaders, upper division students whose course competency has been certified by course instructors, attend course lectures where they take notes and complete assigned readings. The leaders then visit the targeted course during the first two days of class in a semester and survey students who are interested in supplemental sessions. Students fill out a form that indicates the times they are available for supplementary sessions. The supplementary session leader then schedules and conducts three or four 50-minute sessions each week. Student attendance is voluntary. The program was pilot tested in a Spanish class at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Although the supplementary sessions were found to be beneficial, problems could be resolved by (1) ensuring that the supplemental review sessions are tied to one course taught by one instructor, (2) hiring staff leaders for sessions rather than students leaders, (3) providing adequate feedback and constructive criticism for session leaders, and (4) informing students that attending supplemental sessions is not a substitute for studying. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (7th, Colorado Springs, CO, January 16-18, 1986).