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Coaching Students to be Better Peer Reviewers

Oct 16, 2019
2:10 pm to 3:25 pm
302 Howe Memorial Library

Do you assign peer reviews on essay drafts and feel disappointed in the results? Peer-to-peer interaction can be a powerful motivator for student learning, but it's also a troublesome pedagogy. Students and faculty alike sometimes report that it seems like wasted time that takes away from the professor's input on priorities -- yet research says otherwise! What causes this disjunction? A lack of coaching and practice. This workshop will introduce several rationales for peer responses, provide strategies for how to prepare students to do effective reviews, and offer participants the chance to try peer review themselves.

For more information, contact Writing in the Disciplines at 802-656-1958 or

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