Teaching a semester-long course focused on a single text: Opinion

February 26, 2021
Teaching a course based on just one book provides an opportunity for students to slow down and develop their skills, writes Christopher Schaberg. The article discusses seven reasons why using a single-book approach in a class can be beneficial. Schaberg explains that this method teaches students to slow down, focus, and learn to do close reading, and adds that it can teach students to work through boredom while providing an opportunity to revitalize the class for the instructor. “I highly recommend adopting a single-text model,” writes Schaberg. “Your students will pick up on the energy and excitement of doing something different, more slowly.” Inside Higher Ed (International)