Tag: academic reading

  • How to Read for a Course

    About the Author: Syd Pruitt is a senior undergraduate honors student studying Psychology, English, and Education. She is currently in the process of applying to PhD programs around the country to further her study of Psychology and the impact that teaching and learning has on people throughout life. Reading academic texts assigned in class is often […]

  • Reading and Low-Stakes Writing Across the Curriculum

    About the author: Ashley Vaughn (she/her) is an Instructor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, teaching courses in the Health Promotion and Health Behavior Department. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 2013, Ashley taught high school science in Philadelphia, PA, Passaic, NJ, and Detroit, MI. In 2019, Ashley decided to […]

  • Motivating Students to Complete Pre-Class Readings: Strategies and Tips

    Reading is critical to academic learning. Yet, the perennial lament among university professors is, “Why won’t students just do the reading?” It is reported that only 30% of students read the assigned material before class on any given day (Bhavsar, 2020; Hattenberg & Steffy, 2013; Hoeft, 2012). The reasons for not reading encompass poor reading […]