Lecture: General Purpose Assessment
Content Tested: Lecture-Dependent
Develop ability to synthesize and integrate information and ideas
Improve skill at paying attention
Improve listening skills
Learn terms and facts of this subject
Learn concepts and theories in this subject
Assessment Technique: Muddiest Point
This activity allows instructors to collect written feedback about what
students are not understanding in lecture.
Give students two to three minutes to answer the following question:
1. What was the muddiest point in today's lecture?
Possible Uses of Activity:
After collecting the responses, the instructor can quickly read the points
to see if they make sense in the context of the daily lecture. The
instructor should address the questions raised by the students to facilitate
This technique need not be used at the conclusion of a single topic, but
could be used at an appropriate time in the middle of a confusing topic.
Experience with teaching cse 142 shows that functions and pointer parameters
are difficult concepts for students to learn.