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Introduce rigorous materials in a supportive environment.

Engaging with primary research texts is not only the hallmark of higher education but also a critical step in helping students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in a particular area of study. However, these papers are full of complex jargon, dense academic language, and assumed knowledge, not written with students in mind. Summations encourage students to engage with research-focused materials through instructional scaffolding and annotations.

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Bridging the gap between students and complex research texts.

Scaffolding tools to support learning

Help all students grasp the essentials of their readings before class. Summations provide summaries of scholarly articles, leveled readings, and pre-teaching of vocabulary and concepts in advance, laying a foundational background before getting into new material.

Scaffolding tools to support learning

Share your insights and analysis with your students directly on the readings

Providing commentary and analysis encourages students to think critically about the text, consider different perspectives, and develop their analytical skills.

Share your insights and analysis with your students directly on the readings

Highlighting or underlining what interests them

Marking important passages with different colors helps students focus their attention on key ideas and concepts, making it easier to review and recall essential information later.

Highlighting or underlining what interests them

Comment to encourage critical thinking

Actively commenting on readings encourages students to engage with the material, reflect on their own thoughts and reactions to the text, and promotes deeper understanding and retention of the content.

Comment to encourage critical thinking

Use social annotation to help students read together

Social annotation helps students and educators collaboratively mark up and discuss a text within a shared digital space.

Instructional scaffolding

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Empowerment through instructional scaffolding

With pre-annotated insights and thought-provoking questions, educators can ignite student curiosity and focus on essential concepts. This simplifies teaching and keeps learners engaged and motivated. Highlighting critical points and providing guided queries fosters an interactive and stimulating classroom, enhancing the educational experience.

Engaging discussions

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Foster engaging student discussion

Encourage interactive reading experiences where students delve into the text, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. Our platform osters meaningful dialogue, transforming every reading assignment into a collaborative journey of discovery.

Group conversations

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Facilitate dynamic group discussions

Elevate classroom discussions by synthesizing student annotations into engaging conversations. Professors can easily guide students through diverse perspectives and encourage respectful debate, fostering a vibrant learning community.

Reflective learning

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Encourage reflective learning

Nurture reflective analysis by prompting students to ponder their learning journey. As students reflect on their annotations and insights gained, they not only deepen their understanding but also develop critical thinking skills essential for success in the modern world.

Empower your teaching with the right tools, granting full autonomy to elevate your lectures and classroom.

Readings and social annotations are just one of many ways Summations assist instructors to deliver a personalized lecture. We go beyond Readings. Explore more features for daily instruction from Summations.

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