Table 2: Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI).

 

ALWAYS FALSE

SOMETIMES FALSE

NEUTRAL

SOMETIMESTRUE

ALWAYS TRUE

1.      I ask myself periodically if I am meeting my goals

1

2

3

4

5

2.      I consider several alternatives to a problem before I answer

1

2

3

4

5

3.      I try to use strategies that have worked in the past

1

2

3

4

5

4.      I pace myself while learning in order to have enough time

1

2

3

4

5

5.      I understand my intellectual strengths and weaknesses

1

2

3

4

5

6.      I think about what I really need to learn before I begin a task

1

2

3

4

5

7.      I know how well I did once I finish a test

1

2

3

4

5

8.      I set specific goals before I begin a task

1

2

3

4

5

9.      I slow down when I encounter important information

1

2

3

4

5

10.  I know what kind of information is most important to learn

1

2

3

4

5

11.  I ask myself if I have considered all options when solving a problem

1

2

3

4

5

12.  I am good at organizing information

1

2

3

4

5

13.  I consciously focus my attention on important information

1

2

3

4

5

14.  I have a specific purpose for each strategy I use

1

2

3

4

5

15.  I learn best when I know something about the topic

1

2

3

4

5

16.  I know what an attending expects me to learn

1

2

3

4

5

17.  I am good at remembering information

1

2

3

4

5

18.  I use different learning strategies depending on the situation

1

2

3

4

5

19.  I ask myself if there was an easier way to do things after I finish a task

1

2

3

4

5

20.  I have control over how well I learn

1

2

3

4

5

21.  I periodically review to help me understand important relationships

1

2

3

4

5

22.  I ask myself about the material before I begin

1

2

3

4

5

23.  I think of several ways to solve a problem and choose the best one

1

2

3

4

5

24.  I summarize what Iíve learned after I finish

1

2

3

4

5

25.  I ask others for help when I donít understand something

1

2

3

4

5

26.  I can motivate myself to learn when I need to

1

2

3

4

5

27.  I am aware of what strategies I use when I study

1

2

3

4

5

28.  I find myself analyzing the usefulness of strategies while I study

1

2

3

4

5

29.  I use my intellectual strengths to compensate for my weaknesses

1

2

3

4

5

30.  I focus on the meaning and significance of new information

1

2

3

4

5

31.  I create my own examples to make information more meaningful

1

2

3

4

5

32.  I am a good judge of how well I understand something

1

2

3

4

5

33.  I find myself using helpful learning strategies automatically

1

2

3

4

5

34.  I find myself pausing regularly to check my comprehension

1

2

3

4

5

35.  I know when each strategy I use will be most effective

1

2

3

4

5

36.  I ask myself how well I accomplish my goals once Iím finished

1

2

3

4

5

37.  I draw pictures or diagrams to help me understand while learning

1

2

3

4

5

38.  I ask myself if I have considered all options after I solve a problem

1

2

3

4

5

39.  I try to translate new information into my own words

1

2

3

4

5

40.  I change strategies when I fail to understand

1

2

3

4

5

41.  I used the organizational structure of the text to help me learn

1

2

3

4

5

42.  I read instructions carefully before I begin a task

1

2

3

4

5

43.  I ask myself if what Iím reading is related to what I already know

1

2

3

4

5

44.  I reevaluate my assumptions when I get confused

1

2

3

4

5

45.  I organize my time to best accomplish my goals

1

2

3

4

5

46.  I learn more when I am interested in the topic

1

2

3

4

5

47.  I try to break studying down into smaller steps

1

2

3

4

5

48.  I focus on overall meaning rather than specifics

1

2

3

4

5

49.  I ask myself questions about how well I am doing while I am learning something new

1

2

3

4

5

50.  I ask myself if I learned as much as I could have once I finish a task

1

2

3

4

5

51.  I stop and go back over new information that is not clear

1

2

3

4

5

52.  I stop and reread when I get confused

1

2

3

4

5