Minute paper (or one sentence summary)

Students identify the most signifiant (useful, meaningful, unlikely) thing they have learnt during the session or course.

Example instructions for students:

Write for 1 minute on a given topic and receive feedback 

Why use it (students and staff)

Enables reflection on what students have learnt or understoodProvides a snapshot of whole classOffers potential for rapid feedback.

When to use it

At start of class as revision; At mid or end point to check on understanding 

Digital tools that might be used

  • Mentimeter  
  • Forum 
  • Chat 
  • Handwritten paper photographed and uploaded 
  • Break out room discussion 

Speed of set up time 

1 minute


Time to devise questionLooking over and feeding backMonitoring peer feedback, if peer feedback is usedStaff might provide an example that students could look at to compare with their answer. This would avoid the need to supply feedback 

Other resources

Screen clock or count down timer  

Examples of staff use 

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