What is student peer review?
Student peer review, sometimes called peer editing, is a teaching strategy that requires students to provide constructive feedback on each other’s work. Here are some resources to get started:
- Introducing Students to Peer Review of Writing
Richard Chisholm introduces peer review to his students by first having them practice on a piece of his own writing.
- How to Plan and Guide In-Class Peer-Review Sessions – Washington University in St. Louis
This guide provides guidance on how peer review can fit into your syllabus from the scheduling to the grading.
- Using Peer Review to Help Students Improve Their Writing – Washington University in St. Louis
Already using peer review? Consult these resources on how to improve the process.
- Improving Student Peer Feedback [StarID required to access]
Linda Nilson describes the potential pitfalls of peer review and offers advice on overcoming the challenges.
- Peer Editing Could Use Some Revision [StarID required to access]
Trela Anderson describes how to improve peer editing and decrease student frustration.
What about you?
- How would you prepare your students for peer review?
- How could peer review improve your students’ learning?
- Would peer review increase or decrease your grading load?
About the Author: Robin Ewing is an Associate Professor in the library and is currently the assessment librarian.