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Peer Review Report as Part of Group Assignment
« on: April 12, 2017, 12:09:50 AM »
I'm currently a graduate student and taking courses that require me to work in groups for final projects.
One of my professors--a statistics professor--gave me an interesting assignment about peer review, so I wanted to share with you.

So, this is a graduate-level statistics course, so I wasn't expecting any peer review (even though it involves a final project and a final paper).
But as part of the final report (a group assignment), the professor required each student to write a one-page evaluation of their group members as they work with them. We're asked to write down what each member did for the project, how well they complete the assignment and how well they communicated with other members.

At first, I thought it was just interesting that he was using this kind of approach, but later I realized that this could be used in ESL writing and reading classrooms. When we assign students a group project, we see that some dominant students lead the group while other people don't participate much. I think by requiring this short peer-review report, we can encourage more equal participation of each student and also have them practice evaluating others' work in writing, which could be a good skill to have as students or future employees and employers.