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“The first requirement for constructing a learning activity is that it involve the use of the skill or competence you are trying to develop” (McKeachie, 1999, p. 25). McKeachie (1999) suggests giving a stated purpose for each assignment, even reading assignments, for “simply asking a student to 'learn' or 'read' or even 'spend time on' something is unlikely to generate focused and productive learning activity” (p. 27).


McKeachie, W. (1999). McKeachie's teaching tips: strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers (10th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.