Each year, the Department of English Language and Literature invites an author to deliver the Munro Beattie Lecture. I also use the incentives listed above to encourage students to attend the free lecture. Last year, I saw students from previous yearsat the event. A couple of them mentioned to me that they had enjoyed Lynn Coady’s presentationin in 2014 (which the bonus marks had enticed them to attend) so much that they decided to go to the lecture of their own accord.

Here is an example of what appears on my course syllabi. Opportunities for bonus marks outside of class: