Metacognition as a key Study Skill

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?

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