Peer Review & Workshopping
Honing Topic Sentences
This variation of thesis-speed-dating asks students to peer edit topic sentences in a round-robin style, helping them better understand the structure and function of effective topic sentences.
Global RBA Review
This activity allows students to work in pairs and help their peers improve their argumentation by developing a critical eye toward how their peers construct their arguments. This activity encourages students to form a global overview of their RBA by mapping out their arguments and those of their peers.
Async Peer Review
This asynchronous activity allows students to peer review their RBA drafts by focusing on higher-order content (ideas, structure, flow, clarity). It gives students focused time of work outside of class meetings while encouraging them to give and receive focused feedback on their research papers.
The Linguistic Experiment - How words do things
An ideal PWR1 or PWR2 segue activity into in-class revision work or a peer review session, this short and simple “linguistic experiment” offers students a window into the performative nature of language, or “How to do things with words” (Austin, 1955), compelling students to pay close attention to their stylistic choices at the sentence level and the subsequent effect of those choices on their audience.