## A quick reflection criterion

Reflection for students in assessment tasks is vital – too often they are only focused on their mark and not what they have learnt. There are many strategies out there, but this is the one that I have developed: **TRUCKS**

Go through your assessment and next to each question, write one of the following letters:

T: I got this question wrong because of TIME

R: I got this question wrong because I didn’t READ it properly

U: I got this question wrong because I didn’t UNDERSTAND it

C: I got this question CORRECT

K: I got this question wrong because I didn’t KNOW how to do it

S: I got this question wrong because I made a SILLY mistakeCount up how many of each letter you got, then answer the following questions: What did I do well? What could I improve? What will I do now?

This mnemonic has been used in a number of variations in my school, and has become an easy yet effective way for students to reflect on their assessment after it has been marked.

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