Self-Monitoring Exam Check List
The self-monitoring check list developed by Twining (1991, p. ?) provides students with the means for evaluating exam preparation and exam performance. Like other monitoring strategies, the self- monitoring checklist may be modified to suit student needs or course organization.
Based on a particular test or tests in general, answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions. Answers help to identify areas where students need more work.
____ Do I check important sources of information in preparation for an exam?
____ Am I using practice questions with important information, emphasizing true-false, multiple choice, or essay questions according to the type of exam given?
____ Am I careful to prepare fully and approach test-taking with a positive attitude?
____ Do I use a relaxation technique, if necessary?
____ Am I approaching my exams in a systematic way,
____ When evaluating the results of an exam, am I careful to distinguish between errors that relate to the material studied and errors that relate to my test-taking strategies?
____ Am I having difficulty with any specific aspect of the test-taking process?
____ Is any corrective action necessary?
____ What else can I do to improve my test-taking ability?