A handout is something given freely or distributed gratis (without compensation). It can refer to materials handed out for presentation purposes or to a charitable gift, among other things.
During the Great Depression, many people lived entirely on handouts of one kind or another. The term became especially popular among hobos, who developed a system of signs and symbols to describe the nature, quantity, and availability of handouts.
In more recent times, the perceived ineffectiveness of simple welfare schemes has given the term a negative connotation. "Give a hand up, not a handout" is a common remark among proponents of workfare or other welfare-to-work systems. As the issue of homelessness has become more visible and controversial, handouts to panhandlers are more often frowned upon by those who believe the behavior encourages homelessness. The term "government handout" is often applied to both welfare systems as well as corporate welfare or pork. The implication is that a handout is unearned and undeserved, unlike a "donation" or "contribution".
Handouts may also refer to short, usually single-page assignments distributed in high school or college.
What are the features of a good handout?
-Easy to follow
-Short bullet point format
-Your presentation should follow the same order (so that it is easy to understand what you are saying)
-Subtitles make it easier to read
-Put keywords in bold type
-Make sure that all the important points of your presentation are on the handout
-Don't include too much info (otherwise it can become cluttered)
-Your topic should be easily recognizable
-Best if it is only one side of a sheet of paper
Hope that helps :) Good Luck.
I presume that by saying handout you mein shcool things or lessons wrriitten by you so ask to make them easier
a handout should be :-
1) with all necesarry points but short ...eg:- a few plants are green which have cholorophyll but the ones which are not green lack it ..
this line can be rewriiten as - ONLY green plants consist of cholorphyll and others do not!
2) it should have all imporant data so that later on no body can say that something was missing from handout
3) it should have diagrams ...wherever necessaaaryy
4)it should have very big or complicated language ..it should easy to read and understand ..every particual thing sahould be very clear , up to the point and understandable
5)after giving the handout you must also guide the students a few things realted to handouts ..like if you have underlined something then you must tell them that things underlined/highlighted are most important
6) data which is very imporant ..must be underlined or highlighted
Handout is book just like a textbook prepared by a particular Lecturer/teacher to give the students tips/hints of a particular topic to be treated in the class. Therefore, the features of a good handout is that it must contain all the details of a particular topic, it have to serve as a teacher to guide you in knowing what a particular topic is all about.