What Are the Benefits for Students?



  • Provides students with insight into what they do and do not understand about course content


  • Promotes self-reflection about course content, which helps them to comprehend, synthesize, and apply what they learn

  • Supports personal responses to course content, which increases engagement

  • Provides opportunities to receive early feedback about their work, which leads to improved performance 

  • Increases interest in the class and motivates them to keep up with coursework

  • Improves recall of information and prompts students to think more deeply about what they are learning


  • Builds competence in discipline-specific modes of inquiry and dissemination of information


  • Generates confidence in using writing as a learning tool and a means of communication