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Define New Concepts and Terms

You cannot assume that students will know or remember concepts and terms from prior courses. If you use a term for the first time, define it. If a term is not defined or defined poorly in the textbook, look at several textbooks to find the clearest definition and share it with the students.

Sorcinelli. M.D. (2005). IDEA Item #10: Explained course material clearly and concisely.