70% Come to Class Without Having Read the Text
Have you ever begun a class discussion or lecture assuming your students have completed the assigned reading—which you’ve selected after painstakingly designing your course and syllabus—only to be faced with vacant stares that can only mean the group has no idea what you’re talking about? If so, you’re not alone. According to Chronicle Vitae columnist David Gooblar, up to 70 percent of students attend class without having done the assigned readings.
When students skip this work, they miss out on a critical building block to their learning and retention of course materials. Below are some tips to help you gain student buy-in so they complete this essential aspect of your business communication course.
If students see you take their reading seriously, there’s a better chance they will, too!
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