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A form of classroom assessment to help the instructor identify a lessons most confusing points. Students are asked to write down the most confusing or problematic concept from a given lesson, experiment, reading, or other activity. These can be done anonymously (written on a 3-5 card at the end of class) or not (students send an email to the instructor). The faculty member collects the "muddiest point?s" from the students and can then address the concept more completely to improve students' understanding. For more ideas regarding the use of this technique in your classrooms, visit the resource links.