Dunning-Kruger effect.

People with low ability overestimate their ability. This is at least in part due to a lack of awareness of the full scope of the task and/or lack of verified understanding of how they stack up against the scope. Contrast with Imposter Syndrome.rA2

  1. Sönke Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking: For Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers (North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2017). (See notes.)