Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
- Describes the major geologic processes that created oil and gas in the Persian Gulfregion.
- Explains the extraction process, economics, and environmental impact of oil and gas exploration.
- Discusses the social and political implications of petroleum resource distribution.
Context for Use
This activity is appropriate for use in an introductory undergraduate class on environmental geology, structural geology or earth system science. It may also be useful in a politcal science or Middle East studies class.
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Teaching Notes and Tips
Information on Calibrated Peer Review and how to make use of it in your classroom can be found on this Starting Point Page: Calibrated Peer Review
The student essays are evaluated using Calibrated Peer Review. Students read and grade a few sample papers, then read and grade some of their peers' papers, and finally re-read and evaluate their own writing.
References and Resources
Ford and Hipple, 1999 , GeoSystems Today: An Interactive Casebook pgs 29-38
CPR Text Rating Guidelines ( This site may be offline. ) : A guide to scoring essays in a CPR assignment.