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