New “Illusion of Knowing” workshop at SLC for students

New Workshop at SLC for Students: “But I knew it this morning! Why you forget what you think you know.”

The “Illusion of Knowing” is a term that we use to talk about the disconnect between students’ means of preparation and their ability to actually perform using the information they have studied. So, for example, if a student tries to simply memorize all the key words from their notes for a test but the professor expects them to demonstrate their ability to compare and contrast multiple concepts or draw conclusions from evidence on the test, the student is likely not going to be successful. No matter how diligent they were in preparing, no matter how much they wanted to do well, and no matter how much time they spent studying, they won’t succeed if their studying is not connected to the task they actually have to perform when it comes to assessment time. They also will have a hard time doing well on the test if they aren’t quizzing themselves and assessing their own grasp of the information.

This workshop, taught by Tutor Program Coordinator Amy Crouse-Powers, will look at that gap and some ways to determine how best to bridge it. We will talk about general study skills during the workshop, and I’ll end with a discussion of resources, which include signing up for Academic Coaching at the SLC.

This free, one-hour workshop will be offered two times: 4/16 at 2:30 and 4/17 at 10 a.m. in Rm 216 Milne Library. Lead credit is available.

Please share this announcement with students and ask them to register at www.tinurl.com/SLCIllusion. (Note: students may need to enter “oneonta\” before their username to sign in.)

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