“If your program uses course readers and you’re shopping for a new custom publishing service, I would recommend University Readers. My Project Editor is incredibly friendly and timely. They do offer online and print versions of the reader which I recommend utilizing. The online version can save the students a trek off campus.”
Jess Gutenberg, Coordinator, Humanities Program, University of California, San Diego (5-star Google review)
“Cognella College Readers have opened a whole new way of approaching my students, and providing them with the material I most want them to have. The system is ingenious: I pick the items (articles and extracts) most important for undergraduates studying in my cross cultural course at American University. Cognella takes it from there, obtaining copyrights and reproducing in bound form the material which used to fly around my classroom as photocopies in ways which were expensive to me, and confusing for the group. Photocopies were very distracting, as students incurred the occasional absence and had to keep track of fragmented material. Cognella provides ‘one-stop shopping’ which greatly eases the task for the instructor.
With Cognella, I can provide, in bound form, the materials I chose as our basis for learning. It is important for me to be able to say to my students that I receive no royalties or benefits from the arrangement, though my name appears on the cover of the book. In this way, the system suits me perfectly.
Contrary to urban legend, I find that undergraduates vastly prefer hard copy material, rationally arranged and bound, to online readings or photocopies.
Working with the Cognella staff is easy, satisfying, and even creates collegial interchange which guides and orients me.
Now that I’ve discovered Cognella and its method, I’ll certainly use them in every future course I teach.”
Dan Whitman, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University (5-star Google review)