Learning in College: The Critical Skill of Metacognition

Plan-Monitor-Evaluate Connection

This chapter introduces you to a learning cycle based on three steps:  planning, monitoring, and evaluation.  Understanding this cycle is connected to developing the skill of metacognition, which you will learn about in this chapter.  At the beginning of each of the remaining chapters in this book, you will discover how the skills you will learn connect to the cycle.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify ways that the information in this book will support your learning journey.
  • Define the term metacognition.
  • Describe the steps in the planning-monitoring-evaluation cycle.
  • Apply the planning-monitoring-evaluation cycle to your learning process by asking key questions at each stage.



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