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Offline linzhou2

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Peer Review vs Peer Perceive
« on: February 18, 2014, 05:51:22 PM »
In the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, the ESL writing service courses promote the idea of peer perceiption instead of peer review as we believe that peer perception is a more practical way of getting more constructive feedback from peers. Peer perception is also cultural compatible in the sense that the feedback and comments were given in such a way that peers feel comfortable with. I, as one of the instructor in the ESL writing service courses, have created a worksheet which allows the students to peer perceive each other's work instead of peer reviewing the work. By reading the worksheet, you will be able to see that the questions that prompt students to do the peer perception does not ask students to do any kind of evaluation or judgement. The worksheet is provided in the attachment:

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Re: Peer Review vs Peer Perceive
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 04:54:54 PM »
I like this idea, Lin. When I was teaching in the ESL service courses at UIUC, I also sometimes found that peer review was difficult for students who tended to be reluctant to evaluate one another's work. I tried to make my peer review activities clear and specific about what students were supposed to do. Basing the worksheets on the particular structure of each essay seemed to help. For example, when students were writing their Individual Research Papers, they were paired up and asked to determine whether their peer had done X, Y, and Z (where X, Y, and Z were specific instructions in the IRP assignment guidelines). I see that you did something similar here.

I do have one question about #4 in your worksheet. Is each student supposed to highlight the body paragraphs separately and then compare the results, or is Student B (the reader) checking the highlighting that Student A (the writer) has already done? Either one could be effective, I'm just wondering which you intend students to do. The same is true for #5, where students are asked to copy a body paragraph and check it for coherence. Is each student choosing the same paragraph, or different paragraphs? Is the writer doing it first?

Again, I think that peer perception has the potential to be more "culturally compatible" than full-out evaluation, as you suggest. Thanks for this contribution.