Facilitating Peer Review



Peer Review in the Classroom: A Guide for Students (MIT).  Faculty from MIT’s Comparative Media Studies & Writing explain the peer review process to student writers


No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom - A Guide for Instructors (MIT).  Faculty from MIT’s Comparative Media Studies & Writing explain how instructors conduct student peer review in the classroom


Peer Review in the Writing Classroom (Cengage Learning). Dr. Robert Yagelski, State University of New York at Albany, presents strategies for conducting peer response in the writing classroom  



Introducing Students to Peer Review of Writing (Chisholm, 1991).  The article published in the Plymouth State University Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum (Volume 3, Issue 1, August 1991) describes the theory and practice of collaborative peer review in the classroom


Why Students Hate Peer Review (David Gooblar, Columnist at Chronicle Vitae).  Article that provides several strategies for conducting peer reviews that students find useful 



Using Peer Review to Help Students Improve Their Writing (Washington University in St. Louis).  The Teaching Center website discusses opportunities to engage in student peer review to improve students’ writing skills


How Can I Get the Most Out of Peer-Review? (WAC Clearinghouse). The website provides eight principles to conducting student peer review, and provides a brief discussion of each:   

Specify Tasks for the Peer Review

Consider Sequencing the Peer-Review Tasks in Multiple Workshops

Model How to Use the Workshop Sheet or Criteria List before Peer Review

Model Effective Commenting

Model How to Handle Divergent Advice

Think About Logistics

Provide Adequate Time for Students to Conduct Thorough Peer Review

Build in Incentives for Students to Contribute Helpful Commentary


11 Ways to Teach Peer Writing and Response, in Any Course and Any Size Class (Stanford University).  The Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning, publishes a series of Tomorrow's Professor Messages.  Message No. 940 presents eleven activates to teach peer review


Collaborative Learning/Learning with Peers (Dartmouth College). The website provides an overview of collaborative learning, which includes a discussion of peer review workshops


Peer Assessment (Cornell University). The website defines peer assessment and how to employ it in the classroom



Planning and Guiding In-Class Peer Review (Washington University in St. Louis).  The Teaching Center website discusses how to plan and guide student peer review in the classroom


Peer Review (University of Wisconsin – Madison). Comprehensive website that discusses the following student peer review topics: 

Directing Peer Review Toward Global Writing Concerns

Guidelines for In-Class Peer Review

Peer Review Checklist

Guidelines for Peer Reviews

Putting Together Peer Review Groups

Making Peer Review Work


Peer Feedback (University of Hawaii).  The Mānoa Writing Program provides detailed guidelines to conduct an in-class student peer review that includes sample feedback forms, how to teach students to respond, and how to setup and facilitate peer review sessions

What is Per Review and Why Should I Use It?

What are Feedback Forms and how do I Develop my Own?

How do I Teach Students how to respond using Feedback Forms?

How do I Set up and Facilitate Peer Review Sessions?

How can I get my Students to use the Peer Feedback they Receive?


Teaching Guide: Using Student Peer Review (Colorado State University). The Writing Studio provides resources for planning peer review sessions

Planning for Peer Review Sessions

Helping Students Make Effective Comments

Helping Students Handle Divergent Advice

Resource: Sample Workshop Sheets

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