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.

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“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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Request a Resource

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.