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American Journal of Physics
written by Cynthia E. Heiner, Amanda I. Banet, and Carl E. Wieman
We discuss our implementation of targeted pre-reading assignments with an associated online quiz in two science classes, one physics and one biology. Our goal was to create a pre-class assignment that helped students recognize the benefits of reading before class. Students were asked to take part in a survey about how and why they completed the pre-reading assignments. We found that 80% of students read the textbook on a regular basis, which is much higher than reported in previous studies. Also nearly 3/4 of students reported using productive strategies for completing the reading assignment and cited reading prior to class as being helpful to their learning. Student self-reports were checked against electronic logs and were found to be highly accurate. Moreover, these results were nearly identical between the physics and biology courses.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 82, Issue 10, Pages 989-996
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10.1119/1.4895008
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C. Heiner, A. Banet, and C. Wieman, Am. J. Phys. 82 (10), 989 (2014), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4895008).
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C. Heiner, A. Banet, and C. Wieman, Preparing students for class: How to get 80% of students reading the textbook before class, Am. J. Phys. 82 (10), 989 (2014), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4895008>.
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Heiner, C., Banet, A., & Wieman, C. (2014, September 24). Preparing students for class: How to get 80% of students reading the textbook before class. Am. J. Phys., 82(10), 989-996. Retrieved December 3, 2021, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4895008
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Heiner, C, A. Banet, and C. Wieman. "Preparing students for class: How to get 80% of students reading the textbook before class." Am. J. Phys. 82, no. 10, (September 24, 2014): 989-996, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4895008 (accessed 3 December 2021).
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Heiner, Cynthia, Amanda I. Banet, and Carl Wieman. "Preparing students for class: How to get 80% of students reading the textbook before class." Am. J. Phys. 82.10 (2014): 989-996. 3 Dec. 2021 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4895008>.
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