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.