Entry slips and exit slips are written responses from students to questions you pose either at the beginning (entry) or the end (exit) of class. They usually take no more than five minutes and you can tell very quickly from these responses whether students are with you and are understanding the material. If understanding the relationship of X to Y is crucial to the next step you are discussing, you may want to check students’ understanding by having them formulate the relationship in their own words. These slips take only a few minutes to read and to keep you in touch with your students.

Sample questions:

1. What is the cause/effect relationship between A and B?

2. What confuses you about the material you read for (entry) / we covered (exit) today?

3. What are three most important things you learned this class period?

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