Basis of Metacognition

Metacognitive Advantages of the MOO

The MOO-based Metacognitive Process

Examples of the Process

Discussion of the Annontated Logs


Works Cited

Editorial Board
Conference MOO Log

Statement of a MOO Log Annotation Assignment

Though I usually suggest that students use the MOO logs in any way that will help them think about the issues discussed online, I set up some guidlines to what I expect them to do with them: I want them to read the logs carefully, write on them, and use the transcripts to facilitate continued reflection on their writing. The following is a sample of a printed "annotation assignment" given to my students.

What to do with Tutorial and OreoDay Logs
Statement of Assignment

What do you do with the logs of the online sessions? Anything that will help you think about the conferences and what you are doing with your writing. But specifically, before you finish revising your paper, I'm going to ask you to read through both logs and write some reflections in the margins.

When you remember thinking something abgout your writing or about what your partner(s) was saying at a certain point during the conference, write down what you were thinking in the margins. If you are thinking something now that you didn't think about at points during the conference, write that down on the paper. If you disagree, agree, or want to respond to anything you or the others said in the log, write that. Underline, annotate, and mark up this log; anything goes. But make sure you're responding in writing on the log of the conference.

I'll collect these annotated logs on Monday, December 2 when we turn in the papers. But importantly, do this assignment before you finish revising your paper, so you can benefit from this reflection as you revise.

MOO-based Metacognition: Incorporating Online and Offline Reflection into the Writing Process
Joel A. English