Instructional Resources

Feel free to use or adapt these instructional resources for your classes.

Peer ReviewFrom Description to AnalysisRequest a resource

Setting up Peer Review

Peer Review is a great way to build revision and reflection into a major writing assignment. This Peer Review lesson encourages students to be active readers and allocates around 1 hour for reflection, reading/analyzing, discussion, and drafting an action plan. This lesson assumes that the writing assignment is around 5-6 pages long. Instructors may wish to allocate more time if they are making accommodations for diverse learners or if the assignment is longer.


“From Description to Analysis”

When working with scholarly sources, some writers may inadvertently fall back on summarizing and describing when the instructor really expects a more substantial critique. This PowerPoint encourages writers to dig into analysis. It frames academic writing as a scholarly conversation and breaks down analytical writing into a few common “moves.”


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Are you a faculty member looking for assistance with a particular writing issue in your class? Contact the Administrative Team of the Writing Center and we can connect you with resources.