The learning specialists within Academic Success Programs have developed programs and services to support Utah State students in exploring their intellectual potential and achieving academic success.
Academic Success Programs at USU provides a wide range of learning assistance resources for students both online and in person. Browse through the pages and links to find tools to build your study skills!
Supplemental Instruction (SI) assists students to succeed in selected General Education Breadth courses while increasing their learning strategies and study skills. Student performance is improved by combining “what to learn“ with “how to learn.” Implemented at Utah State in 1987, SI is an international academic support model developed in 1973 by the University of Missouri–Kansas City.Trained student SI leaders facilitate two SI sessions per week, during which they actively involve students in reviewing and understanding course material and preparing for tests. SI leaders also demonstrate effective study strategies that a student can apply to any class. SI leaders use a variety of teaching and learning methods that includes small group work and practice quizzes.SI attendance is voluntary, no–cost, and available to any student who is registered for SI-supported courses.
Test anxiety is worry or fear caused by having to take tests, and most students feel some level of anxiety in testing situations. However, for some students, test anxiety is so intense that it negatively affects their academic success.