Reflection Of The Metacognitive Process

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Metacognition is a complicated learning philosophy that primarily refers to the awareness of a potential learner's own learning process. In simpler terms the metacognitive process is the process by which a student determines what he or she truly does or does not know. In other words, it refers to an individual's ability to understand, control, and manipulate his or her own cognitive processes. From a purely technical point of view, the metacognitive process can been explained as simply "thinking about thinking", a mental exercise in educational self-awareness. While metacognition can feel like a particularly difficult and abstract concept to digest, its uses are specific. The metacognitive theory suggests that traditional learning methods are simply not enough for the modern student, and after enduring several weeks of my first college semester, I'd have to agree with the theory. It has become readily apparent to me through my metacognitive studies that in order to acquire mastery over a subject, I must learn actively and pursue my education vigorously. It is simply not enough to study as I once did. It is no longer enough to…show more content…
These texts can be highly technical and sometimes very difficult to maneuvre, even for someone who's spent a lot of time in the field. However, over the semester I've discovered that the process of memorization and deeper comprehension becomes far smoother when I take the time to step back and analyze the text before proceeding further. I fear that had I not been introduced to the concept of metacognitive theory, I would be struggling with my workload far more than I am now. Although my smoother college experience this semester may be little more than a short-term example of the usefulness of the metacognitive theory, I'm certain that the rest of my college experience will proceed just as smoothly, if not smoother in the
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