Illusions of Competence

Many, if not most, students have had the experience of feeling prepared before writing a test only to discover, either when writing the test or when receiving the mark for the test, that they were not as prepared as they believed. Such illusions of competence are often caused by using study habits that do not match the conditions of the test, for example referencing notes or looking at solutions during practice. In this seminar, we will discuss learning strategies designed to help you avoid having an illusion of competence.