I like this time of year. Students are comfortable in class, procedures have been established, confidence is increasing, and things are running smoothly. One example is students are writing themselves better feedback on quizzes. I learned of this technique from Frank Noschese. When a student is done with a quiz, they get up and head to the back lab tables where they consult the key and write themselves comments in an orange marker. The purpose is for them to reflect on their thoughts immediately after completing the quiz and capture this reflection in feedback to themselves. I usually still collect the quizzes, read their feedback, and write my own. While I encourage them not to focus on correcting their quiz, many do, but at least most of them also capture some other thoughts.