Common issues with large amounts of reading1

  • Ineffective strats for large reading loads
  • Understanding
  • Application
  • Higher mental/cognitive effort -> self-perceived inadequacy/poorer learning
    • Opposite is true
  • Learning snowballs
    • More prior knowledge -> faster learning
    • Less prior -> slower learning, constant overwhelm

These problems can be eleviated by implementing Strategies for higher-order learning

  1. Read about it: Tackling the problem of students’ failure to hit the books by Justin Sung ↩︎