Using metacognition during exams – a guide for teachers and students

4. Read, and re-read the question, and then probably read it again!

As many educators will confirm, many students do not succeed with an exam question simply because the information was read incorrectly. This is very frustrating for everyone concerned as most have the ability and skills to answer the question correctly. Use the questions in the Metacognition cycle to be sure you understand the question, taking all the relevant information needed, and then applying knowledge and skills to answer the question to the best of ability. Look at the marks available, and consider how you can work to maximise your score against the target mark. The mark is there to guide you with your answer, so be aware of the marks available.

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Colin Hill - Founder, researcher and editor of ukedchat. Also a bit of a tech geek! Project management, design thinking, and metacognition.

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