Rarely do have we attended a class that did not include a handout to provide us with a little more information about the course topic. Handouts serve many purposes of which this article from Faculty Focus outines:
- Activity introductors
- Graphic supplements
- Study guides
And much more.
The article recommends that handout should not be made haphazardly confirmed by many extensive studies. The following points are recommended:
Keep it simple – keep it to one topic
Consider the visual – is the layout easy to read or can it be used to take notes
Keep it professional – check spelling, reference sources and keep it updated.
Most importantly, try to find a way to get feedback from the students regarding usefulness of the handout.