Active processing is all about turning on students’ brains while learning — it’s contrasted with passive learning, rote learning or shallow memorization.
Students should understand the learning goal and be able to track their progress towards that goal. Here are a couple examples:

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They can even set their own goals in relation to the learning goals.
 
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And make a plan to achieve their goals.
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And here’s a great resource for assessing research skills. Turned on brains = smarter students!

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