• Peer Review Resources

  • The peer review materials on this page have been developed in conversations with DU faculty over the past several years. While recognizing that every class, every writing assignment, and every group of students is unique, we also have found that a basic set of activities can be adapted effectively for a wide variety of assignments and situations.

    We invite you to build a meaningful peer review for your course using some of the materials here or get in touch with us to adapt these materials or develop new ones for your specific course. 

    We are happy to work with you to create a peer review that works for your course or to facilitate a peer review workshop with you and your students. Email us at wrc@du.edu.

  • Peer Review Faculty Context

  • Intro to peer review for faculty

  • Assessing your goals and your students' needs

    Use the questions in this document to identify what goals you want a peer review for your class to serve, what you want students to do and learn, and how you will prepare them for this work. 

  • Resources


  • Sample Templates

  • The following templates align with our suggested peer review activities. These templates are meant to be adapted in light of your course goals and assignments. Download and revise the Word files!

  • Rubrics and feedback guides
  • Revision plans and reflection prompts
  • Self-editing activities
  • Sample Peer Review Sequences

  • Our approach to peer review focuses on the actions students engage in during particular activities, whether during or outside of class, in person or online. Peer review is a huge category of writing and reading tasks, not just editing and critique. Below, you can see sample sequences of activities that help students learn to be critical readers in specific writing situations and contexts.

    If you are interested in developing a version of any of these sequences for your class, write to us at wrc@du.edu. We can provide additional materials and help to adapt the sequence to your particular course.  

  • share, compare, apply

    This peer review sequence engages students in writing-to-learn assignments to support their learning of course content.


  • reflect, plan, assess

    This peer review sequence allows for faculty to learn more about student engagement with and understanding of an assignment.


  • identify, evaluate, suggest

    This peer review sequence engages students in revising structure, argument, and general coherence. 



  • For Later Development

  • brainstorm, map, select

    A peer review for generating ideas or developing preliminary topics / approaches

  • recognize, edit, repeat

    A peer review sequence for paragraph- and sentence-level editing.

    Use early in the quarter to help students practice their editing skills and begin to develop better editing habits, or use before a final draft is due to help students focus on final editing,

This portfolio last updated: 25-Jan-2023 8:44 AM