Metacognition is a crucial part of writing essays or research projects for school. In the video they discuss the importance of planning, monitoring, and evaluating. These three things help with making sure that your paper reflects what problem your trying to address. Sometimes as a writer it is hard to maintain focus and exclude all the irrelevant information.
In class we talked about the different sources available in databases and really picking out what information is key. Sometimes sorting through the vast amount of information can be the most difficult part. Learning how to use advanced searches has allowed for it to be much easier to find more specific articles. Having this information at our fingertips lets us learn and continue to be more critical of our own work. The more knowledge we have the better we can assess our own work.