What is a reading list?
A reading list is a list of books, articles and other written materials, which you plan to read or reference. Typically, you need to read certain texts for a course; a reading list enables you to track your progress.
Why create a reading list?
Creating a reading list helps you to plan and organize your reading. It ensures you don't miss any important texts and enables you to record your progress. With Craft's share function, you can easily share your reading lists with other students.
When should you create a reading list?
You should create a reading list as soon as you know which texts you need to read. Typically, this happens in advance of a semester, or in some cases, at the start of the academic year. You can add to your reading list as the course progresses and new reading materials are suggested.
What should a reading list contain?
A reading list is a simple document. It should contain:
- A list of books or texts you need to read
- A list of relevant books or texts you want to read
- Any additional related reading, such as links to articles online
How to use this reading list template
- Create a folder called ‘Templates.’
- Create this template document and give it a title. Remember to add ‘template’ to make it easy to find later.
- Add your content. Be sure to create an experience that looks beautiful.
- You're ready to begin reading and ticking off books!
Sharing and maintaining your reading list
Once you have created your reading list, you can share it with other classmates, via the 'share to web' function. This is a great way to compare reading lists and discover new reading suggestions.
A reading list a living document; you should keep updating it as you progress through your studies. This is quick and easy to do with Craft and your edits appear immediately.
TIP: Add a rating to each book or article you read, so classmates how useful it is.
Get this free reading list template here.