Make learning goals explicit to help students identify important ideas.

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Novices often have difficulty seeing the forest for the trees. We can help our students see the central ideas by making our learning goals and expectations for them explicit. Documenting our learning goals can also be helpful for students when they are studying.

Example: "By the end of this lecture you should be able to..."

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