Exam Wrappers and Self-Assessment

As reported today on TaxProf, Professor Sarah Schendel (Suffolk) has a new article on SSRN, “What You Don’t Know (Can Hurt You): Using Exam Wrappers to Foster Self-Assessment Skills in Law Students.”  She describes exam wrappers as a “one page post-exam exercise” that has students self-assess their “exam preparation and exam taking skills, and prompt them to consider changes to their techniques.”  Exam wrappers have been used in a number of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, and second language acquisition; however, they are not widespread in legal education.