P833: Use of exam reflections to assess student learning in organic chemistry classes

Author: Andrew G. Karatjas, Southern Connecticut State University, USA

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Date: 8/6/14

Time: 2:45 PM3:05 PM

Room: MAK BLL 126

Related Symposium: S53

Exam reflections were used to assess student learning in recent organic chemistry classes. The reflections were collected after students received their graded exams, and included self-assessments of how various items affected their overall performance. A clear example of the Kruger-Dunning effect was observed in the results. Students who do not perform well appear to be unaware of their lack of preparation until having completed the examination. Self-assessment of study habits and reasons for answering questions incorrectly are also explored.