Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Step 3: Explore Strategies

Explore potential strategies.

My students don’t come to lecture.

Students assume they can copy notes from a peer and master the subject.


Discourage reliance on peers’ notes.

Explicitly tell students that they need to attend class, and caution them that other students’ notes can never fully capture what happens in lecture or may be of poor quality.

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