There is an ongoing debate on if metacognition is positively or negatively correlated with mind wandering. Mind wandering is mostly sporadic thoughts of our brain, usually unintentionally. (Fox) Though mind wandering can include distracting things such as daydreaming, I feel as though without mind wandering, I would not be as creative as I am. Mind wandering allows my subconscious to allow ideas to enter my head. A broad spectrum of thoughts range when my mind is left to wander.
So as a reflection on the past week and a prelude to the week to come, I will allow my mind to wander in hopes to think up a great idea for my writing. Also, I will revert back to my childhood in the key steps to decision making and problem solving. Hopefully thinking and rethinking about my paper will help me in the long run.
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Harris, Joseph R., and Carol Turkington. “Metacognition.” The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Third Edition, Facts On File, 2009. Health Reference Center, online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/Details/105305?q=metacognition. Accessed 6 March 2017.