In Fall 2014 I re-designed my COM225 Public Speaking course into a 5-week "Fast Track to Completion" format. When I recalled having taught Summer sessions (which are also 5 weeks in duration), I remembered that students had difficulty completing the reading assignments from the established textbook--it was quite lengthy (and expensive). But, I wanted to see if taking the course during the regular semester might make a difference in student engagement with the textbook. Dismal results. Only about 75% of the students were reading and completing the accountability assignment (see attachment) and only half of those were doing so at the 5 level. Flash forward to Spring 2015. After adopting a leaner and more affordable textbook credible in the field (with help from my colleague, Cheri Hebert) almost 100% of the students completed the accountability assignments in both sessions this Spring, with 90% of them doing so at the 5 level. The textbook also received accolades from the students in the 2 fast-track sections for being readable, current, informative, and more affordable.