Motivated Students and Effective Learning in Literature Classes

Leila Tahmassebi


Most of our students are reluctant readers who consider reading and learning as an obligatory action. This study is about how to change the students view of education and study. The study is made of two parts. In the first section the childhood and school stage is discussed. In this part, I will talk about how to make our children life-long motivated readers who look at reading as a pleasant activity. In the second section, the college and university level is discussed. Here some beneficial classroom techniques are proposed to be used in the classrooms. These techniques enable the instructors to provide an effective learning atmosphere in the classroom to absorb the students in the process of learning as much as possible. What is more outstanding about these methods is how they increase the quality of learning by classroom activities which stimulate creative reading, thinking, and writing. But it is just the beginning of the story. There are plenty of fabulous articles and books that our respected teachers and instructors can study to build a creative intellectual classroom atmosphere.

Keywords: reluctant readers, reading habit, creativity, motivated readers

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