.Metacognition as used in the following pages refers to how we understand we
understand and how we understand the process of communicating our understanding. An
important question we need to always ask is, "How do we learn to learn?"
Various general areas of study base "proof" on differing metacognitive paradigms or structures.
This is most apparent when contrasting the sciences to the humanities. Even within these two broad
areas there are differences. The following six pages will describe the most basic of these.
It is not uncommon to hear the following:
I studied and studied for this test and still got a B.
I always get A's in my Humanities courses. Why do I get C's on my
biology lab notes?
What do you mean, "Style and form convey content?" That has nothing to do with the
grade I deserve.
I'm certain we can all remember many other variations on these themes.