Muddiest Point

Muddiest Point

The Muddiest point is an easy and fast monitoring technique. In this students are asked to write the most difficult to understand or somewhat confusing parts of a lecture, reading, or lesson. It is not time-consuming and a  simple process. 100 muddiest points can be written in just 15 minutes. There are several reasons why we should use it like checking how much you have understood, it gives you a clear view of all confusions that exist in a student’s mind, students can increase understanding of their learning process, it helps in complicated procedures, and many more. You can use this technique whenever you want to apply it. This is very useful for students who face difficulties understanding a concept or process. The Muddiest Point is something where students reflect on the least understood part of a lecture. Lecturers give time at the end of the class to write which parts of the lecture were least understood. The Muddiest point is an excellent technique which is very efficient. It provides a high information return for less investment of time and effort. Now we should know how it works.

First of all, determine what you want from the feedback. If you are using this technique in a class you need to save time for the end of the class. You should inform students before starting how much time they have for completion. Provide the slips on which muddiest points are to be written. Collect the slips before students leave. Then finally respond to the feedback given by students.

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