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Metacognition

What makes so many of those atrocious singers laughable to us—excepting the ones who put on deliberately bad performances in order to get on camera—turns out to be a problem that plagues many undergraduates, especially the weakest among them: an inability to judge accurately their own level of skill or knowledge in a specific area.


Poor metacognition means that some terrible yet hopeful singers on American Idol are unable to assess their own weak vocal talents. And it means that some students have a mistaken sense of confidence in the depth of their learning.


Cognitive psychologists use the term metacognition to describe our ability to assess our own skills, knowledge, or learning. That ability affects how well and how long students study—which, of course, affects how much and how deeply they learn. Students with poor metacognition skills will often shorten their study time prematurely, thinking that they have mastered course material that they barely know.


Poor metacognition means that some terrible yet hopeful singers on American Idol are unable to assess their own weak vocal talents. And it means that some students have a mistaken sense of confidence in the depth of their learning.


 

How to get the most out of studying

Advice to students

To guard against overestimating yourself we have developed various guides, workbooks and checklists described on the Advanced Performance Management opening page and we recommend that you work diligently and use these tools to good effect.