Landing : Athabascau University

Peer Review

  • Public
By Lauren Dodd April 12, 2020 - 7:20pm

What do I take away from a peer review exercise?

I haven’t preiously had the opportunity to partake in peer review. Throughout my undergraduate studies, essays were always a solo task and not one that I had the opportunity to consult with my peers about. Now that I have had the opportunity, I have learned more about the advantages of the process and enjoyed the ability to engage with my classmates. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing my peers’ work in order to assist them with changes that could possibly benefit their final draft. I feel as though I had the most to offer in terms of grammatical changes and ensuring that formatting for APA or MLA was completed correctly. I don’t consider myself an expert, so struggled to assist in other ways other than grammar and formatting. In the future, I would hope to help in this way a bit more. However, I do feel that I was able to offer a lot of help through the suggestions that I provided to my peers. 

How did I feel about my peers’ feedback on my papers?

I appreciated receiving feedback from my peers to understand how they interpreted what I was saying. I was provided with helpful feedback that assisted me with making changes to my paper. I appreciated when my peers noticed spelling mistakes or grammatical errors that I missed. I was often suprised that I had missed those errors, but that is the benefit of having a peer reviewer; an extra set of eyes to notice things. I enjoyed receiving feedback from 3 peers, as they all had different suggestions and perceptions of my paper. 

I hope to be able to participate in peer review throughout my graduate education. Allowing students to work with their peers to submit their best possible writing is a great way to have students succeed. It alows people to work together and gain new perspectives to aim to think outside of the box. 

Comments

These comments are moderated. Your comment will not be visible unless accepted by the content owner.

Only simple HTML formatting is allowed and any hyperlinks will be stripped away. If you need to include a URL then please simply type it so that users can copy and paste it if needed.

(Required)

(Required)