Peer review as a strategy for improving students’ writing process

  title={Peer review as a strategy for improving students’ writing process},
  author={Kimberly M. Baker},
  journal={Active Learning in Higher Education},
  pages={179 - 192}
  • Kimberly M. Baker
  • Published 30 June 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Active Learning in Higher Education
Peer review is an established strategy for improving the quality of students’ writing. This study moves beyond the focus on outcomes to assess the peer-review process. In particular, this study focuses on the timing of the peer review, a highly structured feedback form, and student writers’ revisions after engaging in peer review. This study draws from a peer-review assignment conducted over 3 years in upper-division, discipline-specific courses. The data reveal these strategies force students… Expand

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