Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Prioritised reading lists

2. Reading lists to indicate priority or relevance.

Do I need to prioritise my whole reading list?

No, but you should indicate which readings are considered to be key to understand themes within the course and those which are supplementary.

It may be useful to consider creating a digital reading list for this purpose.

Can I still expect students to read outside of this reading list?

Yes, absolutely. It should be indicated that students should read widely, and independently identify sources to read.

How will this benefit students?

This will enable students to ensure that they obtain essential information at appropriate points in the course. It will allow students to manage their time effectively, and be well prepared for classes.

How will this benefit staff?

It will ensure that students engage with appropriate reading for the course and have been exposed to the necessary information at the appropriate time in the course.