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Peer Review (online)

21 September 2020

Peer Review (online)

The process of peer review is as old as academia, and it’s never too early to start. Use a peerfeedbacktool like Feedbackfruits Peer Review (contact Educate-it for an account) so students can upload the drafts of their essays, proposals or lab reports, and then come up with comments and questions for each other. Use rubrics to make sure the goals are clear. For example, students could identify compelling arguments, unanswered questions and holes in logic.


Instruct students to finish their essay/project/proposal drafts before the class. Set up the rubrics/questions in the feedbacktool.

Teacher Role

Explain/inform, monitor


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