Getting Started

Step 1: Watch Metacognition Video (link in Freebern Music Website)


Step 2: Answer Following Questions

  1. I am aware of my intellectual strengths and weaknesses. True

  2. I am able to know what kind of information is most important to learn. True

  3. I am good at organizing information. True

  4. I know what the teacher expects me to learn. True

  5. I am good at remembering information. Sometimes True (depends on material)

  6. I have control over how well I learn.  Sometimes True

  7. I am a good judge of how well I understand something. True

  8. I learn more when I am interested in the topic. Very True

  9. I try to use strategies or learning techniques that have worked for me in the past. True

  10. I am aware of the methods that I am using when I study. True

  11.  I use different learning strategies depending on the situation. True

  12. I use my intellectual strengths to compensate for my weaknesses. True

  13. I know when each strategy I use will be most effective. True

  14. I slow down when I encounter important information. True

  15. I draw pictures, diagrams and take notes to help me understand while learning. True

  16. I try to translate new information into my own words. True

  17. I ask myself if what I’m reading is related to what I already know. True

  18. I try to break studying down into smaller steps. True

  19. I ask myself periodically if I am meeting my goals. Sometimes True (I want to do this more)

  20. I consider several alternatives to a problem before I answer. True

  21. I find myself analyzing the usefulness of strategies while I study. True

  22.  I ask myself questions about how well I am doing while learning something new. True

  23. I ask others for help when I don’t understand something. True

  24. I am persistent when working on a challenging problem. Sometimes True

  25. I re-evaluate my assumptions when I get confused. True

  26. I stop and re-read or re-view material when I get confused. True

  27. I know how well I did once I finish a test. False (I always think I know but it's almost always wrong)

  28. I ask myself if there was an easier way to do things after I finish a task. True

  29. I ask myself how well I accomplish my goals once I’m finished. Mostly true

  30. I ask myself if I learned as much as I could have once I finish a task. True


Step 3: Work Habits Self-Assessment

  • Based on the outcome of the Self Regulation Inventory & Work Habits Self Assessments

A.  Provide a summary of your perceived areas of strengths and areas of needed improvement

I do not need to improve on my Work Habits, however, in my self regulation inventory, I can improve upon the following: how good I am at remembering information, having control over how well I learn, asking myself periodically if I am meeting my goals, staying persistent when working with a challenging problem, knowing how well I've done after I've finished a test, and asking myself how well I've accomplished my goals when I've completed my task. 

B.  Provide the ratio of true to false out of 30

True: 24, Sometimes True: 4, Mostly True: 1, False: 1


Course Benchmark Goals: 

  • What is it that you hope to know and be able to do at the conclusion of the class?

I would really like to be able to play guitar sheet music so I can play any song. I can read chords/tabs right now, but being able to play sheet music opens up lots of opportunities. 

  • What are three things you would like to achieve in order to count your semester as successful?

I would like to play sheet music, learn all the scales (I only know a few right now), and become more of a picking player vs. a strumming player. 

  • How motivated are you to achieve these goals?

I am very motivated to achieve these goals. I love playing guitar. 

  • How will you increase your motivation if it becomes low during the course of the semester?

I will look back at these goals, and remember why I started this class and why I love playing guitar. 

  • What strategies can you use to achieve your goals?

Time management, PRACTICE, taking the knowledge I learn in class and practicing at home. 

  • What might interfere with your achievement and how can you prevent this interference?

Falling behind on assignments or getting stuck when the assignments get difficult. I can prevent this from happening by breaking up assignments and setting mini-deadlines for myself and managing my time wisely. I can also ask for assistance when I come across a hard task. 

Work Habits Self-Assessment
Work Habits '16.pdf
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