How Do I Get Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class?

Many students come to class without having done the assigned reading. Even though you routinely spell out course requirements in syllabuses and give individual announcements and reminders, students continue to come to class unprepared.

In this Magna 20 Minute Mentor, Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., presents you with several important strategies that you can use to help students learn the value of reading.

She demonstrates what to say and do in your classroom to increase the level of student preparation before class.

You will learn how to:

  • Motivate students constructively to come to class prepared
  • Create and adopt consequences for students who come to class unprepared
  • Convey to your students the value of having read the assigned text
  • Communicate to students that they are responsible for reading the assigned material

The program also includes supplemental materials that feature sample assignments that encourage students to read before class.

Learning outcomes:

At the conclusion of this professional development program, you’ll know how to:

  • Motivate students to read by having them discover how much more they learn and how much easier course material is to master once they’ve done the reading
  • Set consequences for students who come to class unprepared
  • Implement in-class exercises that call for reading of texts to emphasize the importance of doing required reading as well as bringing one’s book to class
  • Make students responsible for reading material that you don’t have time to cover in class

Make this student engagement program available for ongoing training

Order the Campus Access License and load the CD content onto your institution’s internal web site for unlimited, convenient, on-demand access for all members of your campus community.

Product Code: PM09KA

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Meet Your Mentor:

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.


Bonus Materials on CD:
  • PDF Transcript
  • Supplemental Materials
  • PowerPoint Handouts


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