(or for those of you who were in grad school recently enough to remember, really, what it was like):
Packet or .pdfs?
I'm working on my grad seminar for the fall, and in addition to a small handful of required books, I have a bunch of articles that I'll need to make available. It's tempting to go the .pdf route to save folks the bulk and cost of the packet. I would make the readings available at the beginning of the semester, in week-by-week folders online. Or, there's the old-fashioned coursepack, made at the local Notes-n-quotes. Advantage: the readings are all there and ordered, and students don't have to spend time finding and printing them. It will probably cost 50 or 60 bucks.
I don't think a combination is the way to go--too confusing.
The .pdfs are slightly more of a pain for me, but once they're made, they're made, so long term, this would be good. I'm well familiar with the issues from the professor's standpoint, though, and so I'm really interested in hearing from those who will either shell out money or time.
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