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:

  • Organizers
  • 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.


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