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How do you establish peer review groups?

Question asked by Michelle Clark Employee on Jul 27, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2017 by Traci Gardner

In the Hacker handbooks, Nancy Sommers and I have been committed to establishing strategies and guidance for peer reviewers and for teachers who use peer review. We're curious, though: If you establish peer review groups in your class, how do you do so? And when? Do you group students randomly at the beginning of the semester? After a brief diagnostic essay? Do you group students by skill level? By major? By topic? Do you keep students in the same group throughout the semester--or do you recompose the groups one or more times in a semester? What do you feel are the benefits of the way in which you operate? And are you thinking through any new ideas to try?

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