What exactly is an "Examination of Conscience" paper?
Something like this:http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/selfexam.aspx
I just find that silly and pointless. You know your sins and do not need to look at all these questions that make it so detailed that it becomes more of a legal examination than anything.
I see. I don't entirely agree, because I think these things can be useful so long as we don't treat them scrupulously. Anything can be misused and lead to excessive scruples, but that doesn't mean it has to (even the Eucharist itself can become a subject of over-scrupulosity). These examination tools can, for example, draw attention to something we wouldn't otherwise think about. Some sins we bury, or otherwise do without thinking/remembering., and would forget if we didn't have a trigger to remind us. Part of the improvement process is to become more aware, and seek forgiveness, of all sins we do, and not just those that stand out to us.