Can Relevant Assignments Change Perceptions in Required Courses?

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Required courses are among the most challenging to teach, and the lack of student motivation is one of the big reasons. Students don't want to take these courses. Most do not understand the justification for requiring them, especially those in fields that appear to be unrelated to their majors. Most teachers try to show the relevance of course content, but it almost always feels like an uphill battle without much success.

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