Academic guide to student peer review
This guide is designed for teaching staff interested in implementing peer review into their course or subject. The guide introduces readers to the concept of peer review by detailing:
- The mechanics of peer review – including guidelines for planning how to incorporate peer review; training students; designing review and feedback forms; and common issues and pitfalls.
- Case studies describing the use of peer review in a range of disciplines.
- A range of resources including information about online peer review tools such as PRAZE; examples review and feedback forms, and student questionnaires; as well as other online resources and literary publications.
Download: Guide to student peer review (PDF 400kB)
“Involving students in peer review” booklet
This booklet was developed by the student peer review project team, and includes:
- Introduction to student peer review
- A concise review of the literature
- Detailed case studies where student peer review has been used
- Reflections on implementing student peer review, including survey results
- Using online tools to manage student peer review
- Additional references and resources
Introduction to peer review tutorial
This is a template PowerPoint that you can adapt and use when designing an introductory tutorial on student peer review. It covers:
- What is peer review, and how does it work?
- Benefits of using peer review
- Guidelines for writing a review
- Guidelines for receiving feedback
- Guidelines for responding to reviewers
This template has been designed so that you can tailor it to suit your needs, and has the flexibility to allow you to include details of your specific assignment/peer review task.
Download: Tutorial template (PPT 491 kB)
This one-page student handout contains general information about student peer review; guidelines about writing and receiving review; and some common questions.
This document contains examples drawn from real reviews written by students. Each example contains two reviews of the same piece of work, and shows several of the differences between helpful and unhelpful reviews.
Download: Review examples (DOCX 110 kB)
Review form examples
|Discipline||Subject name||Assignment type||Download|
|Accounting||International Accounting||Comparative analysis of audit reports, exploring cultural impacts on systems and practices in accounting.||PDF
|Biomedicine||Tissue engineering and stem cells||Critical literature review guided by several focus questions||PDF
|Biomedicine||Frontiers in physiology||Summary of a lecture topic written in lay and scientific language||PDF
|Business||Business risk management||Application of a concept/theory/framework etc. to the real world.||PDF
|Cultural studies||Contemporary film & cultural theory||Two 500 word concise essays.||PDF
|Engineering||Engineering Systems Design||Reflective journal.||PDF
|IT||Information Visualisation||Graphic visualisation of a set of data relating to a particular “significant idea”||PDF
|IT||Multimedia and Communications||Web-site development||PDF
|Science Communication||Science Communication||Presentation of research for three different audiences||PDF
|Veterinary Science||Small Ruminants||Development of an imaginary scenario presenting a disease problem||PDF
|Zoology||Animal Behaviour||Succinct account of a recent publication in the style of a ‘News and Views’ piece for Nature||PDF
|Zoology||Experimental Animal Behaviour||Carry out a project on animal behaviour and write a scientific report||PDF