Saturday, June 3, 2000

Using Metacognitive Strategies

What Successful Students Do Differently:
Using Metacognitive Strategies

Plan and Organize
Set goals
Preview/skim assignment to decide how to approach them
Create a timeline to divide big tasks into manageable chunks

Monitor Their Own Work
Check their progress against timeline
Troubleshoot issues
Ask themselves if they are doing their best work

Self-assess about how the task went
Consider how effective the strategies were
Plan for next time; changes to be made?

Direct Their Own Learning
Pay attention to loss of focus
Create an optimal study/learning environment
Advocate for their own needs

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