20-Minute Mentors

How Do I Get Students to Complete Reading Assignments?

Learn the research behind why students are not completing their reading assignments and take away a simple yet effective four-step, task-based approach that will get students to complete these assignments.


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How Do I Get Students to Complete Reading Assignments?

According to research, less than half of students do the assigned readings. If students aren’t completing these assignments, then they won’t participate in class discussions or activities, leading to more disengaged and fewer prepared students in the classroom.

This Magna 20-Minute Mentor offers a unique solution to reading assignment completion and student learning that aligns with the way students think in the classroom. By the end of this program, instructors will be able to apply a four-step, task-based approach to reading to almost any topic they teach that will get students to complete reading assignments and engaging with course content.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Assess why students are resistant to completing assigned readings
  • Use a task-based approach to motivate students to learn

Topics Covered

  • Student disengagement
  • Student motivation
  • Assigned readings
  • Student preparation


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching in any modality
  • Instructional Designers


Product Code: PM23NA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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