required reading

noun

formal
: reading that must be done
The newspaper is required reading in my politics course.

Examples of required reading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This approach was memorialized in a 2018 article in The New Yorker that is required reading for anyone interested in the story of Reddit’s revival. Kevin Roose, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel series by Art Spiegelman, which uses visuals of Jewish people as mice and Nazis as cats to recount his family's experience during the Holocaust, is often required reading in high school classrooms. Tyler Gildin, Parents, 17 Feb. 2024 The book is often required reading for children in Poland. Karen Idelson, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 Of all the things said over the past few days, and even months, about McAfee, Rodgers and the bedlam Rodgers has created, what Hill says about it all is so dead on it should be required reading for every executive inside the network. Mike Freeman, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2024 It is still required reading on many campuses today. By Various Book Reviewers, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2024 His dissertation eloquently explains popping, locking, rocking, footwork, and freezes, and is required reading for anyone who’s curious about the origins of hip-hop or wants to follow Fabel’s glossary. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 22 Dec. 2023 Chua’s speculations about the future of U.S. politics are interesting, if unsettling; her portrayal of the consequences in foreign policy of ignorance about the power of group identity should be required reading for U.S. policymakers. Amy Chua, Foreign Affairs, 16 Oct. 2018 This is an immensely important article which should be required reading for the credulous mainstream media. Erielle Davidson, National Review, 27 Oct. 2023

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“Required reading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/required%20reading. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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