Reflective writing, College writing, Writing prompts
Research Question: Can a short, weekly email reflection from students in introductory physics courses be structured to improve students’ thinking about their own thinking?
Method: By analyzing student responses we will refine the writing prompt and scoring guidelines so that, starting fall 2008, we can begin a longitudinal study in which we follow individual students through at least two quarters of the introductory physics course.
Stewart, Jim; Greiner, Mike; and Cook, Cassandra, "Improving Metacognitive Skills" (2008). Writing Research Fellows. 26.