There are many features to the Reading List platform that could be helpful to use with new and existing reading lists. This page provides suggestions for ways in which improvements to a reading list can be obtained.
There are a lot of ways to add value and engage students with your Reading List. Here are our top 3 tips:
Reading lists shouldn't be a comprehensive list of everything published in a certain field. Lists containing 100+ resources can be intimidating for students, and feel unwieldy. Instead, focus on the main resources for each topic/week then prioritise them using the reading list importances (Prescribed, Recommended, and Further). NOTE: Not every importance needs to be used in each section.
Aim for a consistent feel between your unit site and your reading list. Use sections on your reading list to help students connect the readings with the weekly content/topics.
You can also add sections within sections to group together similar resources or concepts, or relate readings to a specific task (eg. compare the theories in these articles, and discuss ...etc. )
Use Paragraphs or Student notes on individual items to annotate your reading list, highlighting such things as:
Sometimes looking at the list without any editing functionality allows us to see areas for improvement (e.g. typos, items out of sections, etc.).
You can view the list as a student by:
The benefits to viewing a Reading List as a student:
You cannot edit the list when it is in Student View. Return to the editing view by clicking the blue Exit student view button.
Your Scholarly Services Librarian can help to improve your Reading Lists, by reviewing your list or providing analytics. Please contact your Scholarly Services Librarian for assistance.
Key things the Library can do when reviewing a reading list:
A review of your reading list can be requested when you go to publish by clicking on Review & Publish. Once the review is complete, the Library will inform you of any changes made to a list.