Something I really want to work on (besides the myriad other things), is getting students to really put forth the effort on their own without getting me to do it for them. For instance if a student asks for help on a problem, I've gotten pretty good at directing them to take a look at their notes and just leave. However, they call me back a second later and say "they don't get it." And I know for a FACT that they didn't even read their notes. If I sit there and have them read their notes to me out loud, all of a sudden, midway through its "Oh, I get it now, you can go." Oh well, now that I am dismissed... I am CERTAIN the student could have done that without me even being there, but they just don't want to read. I literally have to point to the beginning of the page and say "read from here". A worse variant is that they'll read it out loud, but not put in any effort to process it, i.e. reading monotone till the end and be like "I STILL don't get it!" when they put forth no mental effort into understanding it. What can I do to keep the onus on the students? I even allow them to work in groups if they need help understanding, but this is just backfiring because all they are doing is copying the answers from each other. Their goal is to get the points and not learn at all because learning is "hard". How do I get them to see that yes, learning IS hard, but it's worth it?