This paper presents three metacognitive tools that enable each of us to monitor and assess our degree of self-knowledge with a given topic. V diagrams, concept maps, and time writings are presented as conceptual tools for improving self-knowledge. Self-knowledge comes about from our own individual experiences and the experiences that we glean from others. Each of these conceptual tools reveal language in one of three ways: the V shows the structure of knowledge; the concept map is a word diagram showing relationship of ideas; and, the time writing spontaneously elicits the extent, accuracy, and relevance of these ideas.
Alvarez, Marino C., "Conceptual Tools for Improving Self-Knowledge: V Diagrams, Concept Maps, and Time Writings" (2005). Teaching and Learning Faculty Research. 1.