Evaluating Writing Teaching Writing

Small-Group Writing Conferences for Better Feedback and Student Peer Review

Peer Review

By Steven J. Corbett

Almost everyone who teaches writing has an opinion about peer review and response. We’ve heard teachers bemoan how students just don’t take it seriously. We’ve struggled with trying to make it fit in an already over-loaded curriculum. Yet student peer review and response can become a writing teacher’s most promising pedagogy . . . if we approach it with the right attitude and a few helpful strategies and resources.