Preview Reviews can be used in any class, in any discipline, at any level of any size. They provide an opportunity for students to gauge their level of content knowledge in a non-graded, low-stakes activity that can be used to prime students for active learning. They are similar to the movie theater practice of integrating advertising and trivia as entertainment while audiences wait for the main event. Preview Reviews mimic
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