I was intrigued by this technique, so I started experimenting with a version of this method for my Social Problems class this semester (60 students, mostly Freshmen and Sophomore non-majors) by using the University of Maryland’s Blackboard system to integrate multiple choice questions into my gradebook. Before each class, I post a few multiple choice questions based on the reading and students must answer them at least 2 hours prior to the start of class (this gives me ample time to review the results and adjust my class accordingly). Students can use their books and readings, but I ask questions that are non-intuitive so they are not likely to get it correct just by guessing. Their responses are automatically graded by the Blackboard software and entered into my gradebook; when the quiz deadline ends, the reading quiz questions are automatically posted and students can see what they got right and wrong. The students are able to see their own scores, and I can evaluate if there are particular points that students are missing. While Howard used a mix multiple choice and short answer questions, I chose to use only multiple choice questions given the size of my class and various other time constraints (like finishing my dissertation!).