4 April 2012
Venue: DALSL meeting room (206-408), Arts 1
Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics seminar by Neil Matheson.
Increased demand for English Writing 101, a first year writing course at University of Auckland has paralleled increased need for practice and feedback among the more diverse student body, which appears less familiar with the requirements of academic writing. Class time and student-tutor ratio restrictions mean opportunities to provide further practice and feedback are limited. Student peer review, on the other hand, is not limited in the same way and offers benefits for writing, though research shows that it requires training and practice to be effective. This presentation describes a form of online peer review training and its effects on peer review performance.