David Fastovsky and David Weishampel, 2005, Cambridge University Press, New York, 485 p. (Hardcover, US $80.00) ISBN: 0-521-81172-4.

Every fall I teach GEOL 101—“Dinosaurs”—as an introductory, non-laboratory science class at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. To kick off the course, I conduct a brief learning survey of my students. It includes a series of questions that allow students to rank their understanding of a topic on a scale of 1–5 (1=I know everything about this; 5=I know nothing about this), as well as two questions aimed at finding out what the students want to learn in a course called...

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