Archive for September, 2009

Metacognitive Blogs

You will be keeping a blog on your learning.  Every weekend I want you to reflect on what you learned in English.  You will write a 200-word blog that must be posted by midnight on the following Monday of the week it reflects.  Use the following questions to guide you.

  1. Describe some specific things you learned this week.
  2. Identify one or more specific concepts this week you found relatively easy to understand.
  3. Do those concepts share anything in common with other concepts you have found easy to understand in the past?  If so, what is common between them?
  4. Identify one or more specific concepts this week you found confusing.
  5. Do those concepts share anything in common with other concepts you have found confusing in the past?  If so, what is common between them?
  6. Identify at least one concept or skill you will devote more study and practice to.
  7. How well were you able to budget your time during this week?  Identify at least on thing you can do (starting today) to better manage your time.
  8. Describe at least one specific action you will take (starting today) to overcome your most significant learning obstacle.
  9. If the last action you took to overcome a learning obstacle was not successful, explain why.

Remember: YOU are ultimately responsible for your own learning.  No one can force you to learn, and no one can achieve your goals for you.

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