ERIC Number: EJ1025084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 3
The Final Three Minutes with 100 Undergraduates
Hampel, Robert L.
College Teaching, v62 n2 p77-78 2014
Asking students to write at the end of class is a familiar strategy (Angelo and Cross 1993), and it can be done in many ways. Students might focus on the day's lecture--What key idea(s) did they learn? What was confusing? What questions remain unanswered? Or they might look ahead--What are their preconceptions of the next topic? Those "minute papers" could also be adapted for the start of class or midway through a long seminar. What happens to the papers varies. Everyone can be asked to keep the page (perhaps in a journal), share their jottings with each other, or hand them in as "exit tickets" when they leave the room. As another option, the author shares that he has started to analyze what students wrote and then share the results at the start of the next class. Angelo and Cross (1993, 152) think that "simply tabulating the responses and making note of any useful comments is often all the analysis needed." This author believes that more can be done with those writings, and he shares some examples.
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