Primary Trait Analysis: instructor identifies ideal student achievement on an assignment, unit, course or curriculum, then measures student achievement against it using a single, holistic grade.
Directed Paraphrasing: students summarize in well-chosen (own) words a key idea presented during the class period or the one just past.
Muddiest Point: students write one or two ideas that were least clear to them from the current or preceding class period.
Minute Paper: students identify the most significant (useful, meaningful, disturbing, etc.) things they learned during a particular session.
Characteristic Features: students summarize in matrix form those traits that help define a topic and differentiate it from others; useful for determining whether students separate items or ideas that are easily confused.
Transfer and Apply: students write down concepts learned from the class in one column; in another column provide an application of each concept.
RSQC2: in two minutes, students recall and list in rank order the most important ideas from a previous day’s class; in two more minutes, they summarize those points in a single sentence, then write one major question they want answered, then identify a thread or theme to connect this material to the course’s major goal.