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One-minute Paper

The one-minute paper is designed to help students realize what they know or do not know i.e. ‘check for understanding’.


  • The leader should ask the students to take out a piece of a paper and write on the topic presented by the leader.
  • Remind them that it is important that they put their thoughts on paper in their own words, not that they produce a polished piece of writing.
  • Then, have each student share their response with the group. Additionally, the leader may choose to encourage conversation regarding similarities and differences between students’ ideas.