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There are good reasons to use them, but helping students understand what it takes to succeed in my course isn’t one of them.
Besides quizzes, which often seem punitive, what can teachers do to make sure students are reading the assigned texts?
Want to help undergraduates remember what they learned in class? Make them work for it.
A first-day-of-class gimmick that you can make your own.
Kick off class with a test on the reading, and then have students retake the test in groups. You just might lay a strong foundation for more complex thinking.
You don’t have to be an acolyte of team-based learning to see the value in splitting students into groups. Passing out a survey in your first class session is a good way to get started.
Start each class session by asking students to spend five minutes writing about their assigned reading, and you might end up sparking discussion and improving their long-form essays.