How to …: Produce handouts

Hayes, Tom; Pugsley, Lesley
January 2006
Education for Primary Care;Jan2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
The article presents information on steps to produce useful and effective handouts, a common accompaniment of lectures. The handout provides a framework for the lecture or seminar for the user to include their own notes during the session. The material may be framed such that it assists interaction with the students. The handout can contain additional information that has been presented during the formal teaching session. To prevent handouts being filed and forgotten, one should make sure to encourage their use by quoting to specific aspects of the handout commonly during the lecture or seminar. The handout should be attractive and be easy to read. One should include some questions in the handout. One should avoid breaching copyright by copying material produced by others.


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