In my experience, students tend to have not done enough thinking about their learning, or how their learning is related (or not related!) to their grades. I want to change that.
This is a kind of complex journal prompt I used on my first day with my students this year. It starts by asking student
If you have difficulty finding writing assignments for your students, you will like this. It is geared towards a geometry class but can be used in any math class really with some rewording. This is something you can do once per chapter or unit. The students will write a summary of the main ideas