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Soc. Sci. 2016, 5(4), 72; doi:10.3390/socsci5040072

Peer-Review Writing Workshops in College Courses: Students’ Perspectives about Online and Classroom Based Workshops

Department of Education, Culture, and Society, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Academic Editor: Martin J. Bull
Received: 24 August 2016 / Revised: 23 October 2016 / Accepted: 26 October 2016 / Published: 2 November 2016
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Abstract

Peer-review workshops are commonly used in writing courses as a way for students to give their peers feedback as well as help their own writing. Most of the research on peer-review workshops focuses on workshops held in traditional in-person courses, with less research on peer-review workshops held online. Students in a freshman writing course experienced both a classroom based writing workshop and an online workshop and then took a survey about their experiences. The majority of the students preferred the online writing workshop because of the convenience of the workshop and being able to post anonymous reviews. Students whom preferred the traditional in-person writing workshop liked being able to talk with their peers about their papers. This research article focuses on the students’ responses and experiences with traditional and online peer-reviews. View Full-Text
Keywords: peer-review; college writing; online workshops peer-review; college writing; online workshops
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Jensen, E.B. Peer-Review Writing Workshops in College Courses: Students’ Perspectives about Online and Classroom Based Workshops. Soc. Sci. 2016, 5, 72.

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