Odegaard Writing and Research Center

In-Class Workshops

Peer Review Workshops

Please note that we are currently limiting our workshop offerings to Peer Review Workshops only. If you have questions about the OWRC’s workshop offerings and or availability, please feel free to contact us via owrc@uw.edu or check back for further details.

The OWRC can come to your class or TA section and facilitate a peer review workshop, focused on engaged listening, reader response, and inquiry. The goal is to support your students in developing skills that will allow them to give one another feedback that is specific, relevant, and constructive. The workshop is also a great opportunity to learn more about how you or your TAs can help your students get the most out of peer review in your future classes. 

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center offers virtual and in-person in-class peer review workshops to help guide students as they learn from each other and develop their own writing. These workshops aim to support your students in developing skills that will allow them to give one another feedback that is specific, relevant, and constructive.

Request a Peer Review Workshop here.

Currently, we are offering five workshop options, two in-person options and three virtual options, which can be facilitated either with the assistance of an OWRC staff member or independently by the instructor. These options include:

  • In-Person Condensed Peer Review Workshop (best suited for 30 students or less) – 45-minute workshop session facilitated by OWRC staff focusing on developing and practicing peer review skills using a current class assignment (recommended under four pages in length).
  • In-Person Extended Peer Review Workshop – 90-minute workshop session facilitated by OWRC staff focusing discussing the usefulness of peer-to-peer feedback, hallmarks of effective peer review, and practicing peer review with a current assignment.
  • Virtual Synchronous Peer Review Workshop (best suited for 30 students or less) – 3 hours of total student work time, including 30-45 minutes of synchronous discussion facilitated via Zoom by an OWRC facilitator and 60-90 minutes of devoted peer review time.
  • Virtual Asynchronous Peer Review Workshop (best suited for 30 students or less) – 2.5-3.5 hours of total student work time dispersed over a minimum of four days to accommodate asynchronous group work.
  • Virtual Condensed Asynchronous Peer Review Workshop (designed for 30 students or more) – 1-1.5 hours of total student work time dispersed over a minimum of 24 hours to accommodate asynchronous group work.

Additional detail about virtual workshop options can be found here.

In order to provide the best workshop experience for your students, we ask that you submit your workshop request no less than two weeks’ from your desired workshop date. You will also be expected to attend a pre-workshop meeting at least seven days in advance of the workshop. If you select a synchronous workshop option, you must be present during the workshop session. Request a Peer Review Workshop here.

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