Examples of Peer Review
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Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board part of Examples
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks.
Viewpoint on Causes of Global Warming - An Assignment Using Anonymous Electronic Peer Review With a Dropbox part of Examples
This is an anonymous electronic peer review exercise that utilizes a dropbox, where students detail and support their viewpoint on nonhuman-induced global warming.
Plate Tectonics writing assignment suitable for Calibrated Peer Review part of Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics.
Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Introduction - Why Study Geology? part of Examples
Sarah Andrews is a geologist who has also written a series of successful mystery novels featuring (naturally) a geologist who solves crimes in her spare time. Students read her article, "Why Study Geology?", then write and essay addressing points listed in the Writing Prompt. After this, students are introduced to the process of Calibrated Peer Review and evaluate their papers.
Reducing Volcanic Hazards to People and Property - An Assignment with Electronic Peer Review part of Examples
This electronic peer review exercise has students discuss the major volcanic hazards and risks to humans.
Exploration to Mars... or Not? An Exercise with Split-Screen Electronic Peer Review part of Examples
This is a split-screen electronic peer review exercise where students justify whether or not we should continue our exploration of Mars.
Writing about the Indian Monsoon (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to understand mechanisms and processes that result in the Indian Monsoon.
Writing about the world's fisheries (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Examples
A writing assignment that asks students to summarize the findings of the Pew Ocean Commission report "America's Living Oceans, contrast it to an opposing viewpoint, and recommend a fisheries policy based on their understanding.
Writing about the climate (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focused on the use of data to understand the earth's recent climate history.
Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Discovering Dinosaurs part of Examples
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology.