One vital way students can become active learners is to self-assess their own understanding of what they have learned. When reading passages, students can take advantage of any questions that may appear after a lesson. As they try to answer them, they can check the answer guide to see if they are correct. They should then add the questions and the answers to their notes so that they can use them to study later.
When it comes to math lessons, they can complete practice problems and then check their answers. If they are wrong, they can re-work the problem to see if they can get the correct answer. Taking the time to assess their work by asking themselves questions challenges their understanding directly, encouraging them to take a more active role in their own learning. This practice also helps them assess whether or not they need additional help from their teacher or if they need to hire a tutor