RSQC2 (Recall, Summarize, Question, Connect, and Comment)
Teachers can use the whole thing or select individual components. When the whole RSQC2 is used, it guides students through simple recall, summary, analysis, evaluation and synthesis exercises focusing on a previous class session.
1. Recall: At the beginning of class, ask students to make a list – in words or simple phrases of what they recall as the most important, useful, or meaningful points from the previous class. Then ask each to choose, from their list, three to five main points and rank them in order of importance. (1 -2 minutes)
2. Summarize: Direct them to summarize as many of the most important points as they can into one summary sentence that captures the essence of the previous class. (1 -2 minutes)
3. Question: Ask them to jot down one or two questions that remained unanswered after the previous class. (1 -2 minutes)
4. Connect: Ask students to explain – in one or two sentences – the connection(s) between the main point(s) of the previous class and the major goal(s) of the entire course.
5. Comment: Invite the students to write an evaluative comment or two about the class. (1 -2 minutes)
Some possible comment stems are:
a. What I enjoyed most/least was…
b. What I found most/least useful was…
c. During most of the class, I felt …
6. Collect the RSQC2 feedback, letting students know what kind of feedback they can expect to receive and when they will receive it.