2020 Reading Assignment Challenge | Sign Up Now

Posted December 3, 2019 by Berls in Reading Assignment Challenge (HW) / 4 Comments

We’ll be keeping the same format as last year for this year’s Reading Assignment. We think it’s the best rendition because of the flexibility it allows, the chances to start over, and the different professors for every kind of reading style. However, we have added another professor and a chance to cram during final exams 🙂

Register for your spring semester reading assignment classes!

This year you’ll be registering for classes that fit your reading goals. And the best part? You’re only registering for a semester at a time!

The spring semester is January – April 2020. You’ll come back in April to register for your summer classes (May-August 2020). You’ll do your spring report card the second week of May.

You’ll be back again in August to register for your fall classes (September – December). You’ll do your summer report card the second week of September.

Finally, check back in December to register for the next year! You’ll do your year end report card the second week of January 2020.

Final Exams

Anyone who’s ever been a college student knows that there’s a crazy week at the end of every semester where you cram like crazy to make up for all the times you fell behind over the semester. That final exam (or paper) is your chance to make it right.

So we’ve added a bonus week at the end of every semester for you to cram. Missed a month? Catch up over this week! Whatever you can cram into this week will count and fix the month(s) you messed up.

Meet your professors

You can register for the same classes all year if you want, but you can also switch it up, depending on your life and goals. You can even choose to take a semester or two off!

Professor AuthorLuv

Professor AuthorLuv used to have her own school, where her students we’re required to pick a favorite author and commit to reading all their books over the course of a year (aka The AuthorLuv Challenge). She’s decided to make her life a little easier and just host some classes here instead. She still wants you to pick a favorite author and commit to reading a certain number of books by that author each month, but she’s letting you set your number based on the level course you sign up for.

  • AuthorLuv Beginner Class (credits: 1) – In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one book a month by your chosen author. You’ll get an A if you read 1 book by that author all 4 months, a B if you read 1 book 3 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 2 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 1 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • AuthorLuv Intermediate Class (credits: 2) – In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month by your chosen author. You’ll get an A if you read 2 books by that author all 4 months, a B if you read 2 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 1 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • AuthorLuv Advanced Class (credits: 3) – In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month by your chosen author. You’ll get an A if you read 3 books by that author all 4 months, a B if you read 3 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 1 of the months. Professor AuthorLuv will have to give you an F for anything less.

Professor Genre

Professor Genre is all about choosing a genre/theme. For his classes you’ll commit to reading a certain number of books from one genre each month. Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you’ll read each month. (theme can be anything from Christmas to reading books with the letter P in the title)

  • Genre Beginner Class (credits: 1) – In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one book a month in your chosen genre/theme. You’ll get an A if you read 1 book in that genre all 4 months, a B if you read 1 book 3 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 2 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 1 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Genre Intermediate Class (credits: 2) – In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month in your chosen genre/theme You’ll get an A if you read 2 books in that genre all 4 months, a B if you read 2 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 1 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Genre Advanced Class (credits: 3) – In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month in your chosen genre/theme You’ll get an A if you read 3 books in that genre all 4 months, a B if you read 3 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 1 of the months. Professor Genre will have to give you an F for anything less.

Professor Mix-It-Up

Professor Mix-It-Up wants you to have the freedom to mix-it-up. For her courses you’ll commit to reading a certain number of books from a list that you create in the first month of the course. She’s giving you a lot of freedom; The books can be any genre, any author, any format! But you have to have your list completed and posted by January 31, 2020 and you have to stick to it. Choose your level course to sign up for the number of books you’ll read each month.

  • Mix-It-Up Beginner Class (credits: 1) – In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one book a month from your list. You’ll get an A if you read 1 book from the list all 4 months, a B if you read 1 book 3 of the months, a C if you read 1 book 2 of the months, and a D if you read 1 book 1 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Mix-It-Up Intermediate Class (credits: 2) – In the intermediate course your committing to reading two books a month from your list. You’ll get an A if you read 2 books from the list all 4 months, a B if you read 2 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 2 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 2 books 1 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Mix-It-Up Advanced Class (credits: 3) – In the advanced course your committing to reading three books a month from your list. You’ll get an A if you read 3 books from the list all 4 months, a B if you read 3 books 3 of the months, a C if you read 3 books 2 of the months, and a D if you read 3 books 1 of the months. Professor Mix-It-Up will have to give you an F for anything less.

Professor Ann Thology

Like Professor AuthorLuv, Professor Ann Thology once had her own challenge (A Year in Anthologies), but realized she’d be happier joining these professors than trying to go it solo. Professor Ann Thology works with students who have a tendency to grab those great deals on anthologies, with multiple books in one book… and then forget about them. She’s determined that those purchases will no longer be a waste. Her class is a bit more challenging, because 1 book is actually multiple, but she believes in her students ability to do it. Plus, they get to read shorter books and multiple authors all in one!

  • Ann Thology Beginner Class (credits: 1) – In the beginner’s course your committing to reading one anthology a month. You’ll get an A if you read 1 anthology all 4 months, a B if you read 1 anthology 3 of the months, a C if you read 1 anthology 2 of the months, and a D if you read 1 anthology 1 of the months. Professor Ann Thology will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Ann Thology Intermediate Class (credits: 2) – In the intermediate course your committing to reading two anthologies a month. You’ll get an A if you read 2 anthologies all 4 months, a B if you read 2 anthologies 3 of the months, a C if you read 2 anthologies 2 of the months, and a D if you read 2 anthologies 1 of the months. Professor Ann Thology will have to give you an F for anything less.
  • Ann Thology Advanced Class (credits: 3) – In the advanced course your committing to reading three anthologies a month/ You’ll get an A if you read 3 anthologies all 4 months, a B if you read 3 anthologies 3 of the months, a C if you read 3 anthologies 2 of the months, and a D if you read 3 anthologies 1 of the months. Professor Ann Thology will have to give you an F for anything less.

What will you register for?

The fun of this challenge is that you can build the semester of your choosing. If you want to take only one credit – great! Your a part-time student. Feel like taking a full load? Take all the advanced classes! Want to do something in-between, that’s great too! You pick any combination of classes. Take one, take two, take three! You’ll get a grade in each class you take and the more credits the course, the more points for your grade in the end of semester give away for one of two $5 gift cards to Amazon.

Points breakdown

  • Advanced A – 6 points
  • Advanced B – 5 points
  • Advanced C – 4 points
  • Advanced D – 3 points
  • Intermediate A – 5 points
  • Intermediate B – 4 points
  • Intermediate C – 3 points
  • Intermediate D – 2 points
  • Beginner A – 4 points
  • Beginner B – 3 points
  • Beginner C – 2 points
  • Beginner D – 1 point

Registration

With a blog post, Facebook post, tweet, Goodreads post, Instagram post, etc. announce your participation and what classes you’re taking, including the level. If you’re registering for Mix-It-Up make sure you get that list made and shared by January 31st! And be sure to share your reading & registration with #2020HW!

Registration closes January 31, 2020 at 11:55 p.m. EST.

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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4 responses to “2020 Reading Assignment Challenge | Sign Up Now

  1. I had a good time with the Reading Assignment challenge in 2019 so I’ll definitely be back for more. Oh fun that Professor Ann Thology has joined the staff. I’ll have to work on my plan and do my post.

  2. Good luck with your challenge! I think this coming year I am opting out of most challenges except COYER of course and working on some personal goals. 🙂

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