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Help Your Students Help Themselves: Get Them to Write Better Without Increasing Your Workload

Jennifer Brown Clemson University The ability to communicate written results is essential in all careers, but how can we actively work to improve this vital skill without overwhelming ourselves with the workload of reviewing each student's written work? As it is challenging to provide detailed, quality feedback to every student on individual assignments, why not train students to give each other meaningful feedback? I have found student peer review is a hidden gem that also improves students' self-awareness of their own writing abilities. I remember our own days in the classroom where we would groan whenever the professor announced a mandatory peer-review of a summative assignment (e.g., a f

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