Exam time is an ideal time to bring metacognitive strategies into the learning process. Encourage students to use the exam session to try new/better study methods, especially if it is a mid-year exam that does not count as much as the final exam.
Here are some questions to encourage students to ask themselves as they reflect on their study process:
- What was most confusing/difficult about the topic? (TIP: Always start with the difficult stuff).
- What do I already know well that can help me with what I don’t know?
- How has my thinking changed?
- What study strategies have worked well and what have not?
A useful video:
More info here: https://academicaffairs.arizona.edu/l2l-strategy-metacognition