Peer Response

What is Peer Response?

In peer response, students respond to drafts of each other’s writing, usually with some guiding questions from the instructor. Typically peer response groups involve 3-5 students sharing drafts and giving written and/or verbal feedback on “global” issues such as development, organization, purpose, etc. Instructors can have students perform peer editing, with a focus on the surface features of their peers’ writing, although this technique is more helpful for a final draft than a rough draft (which is still in flux). Peer response can be done in class or outside of class through a WebCT discussion board or via email.

Advantages of Peer Response

 

Advice for Using Peer Response