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Enhancing scientific essay writing using peer assessment

Venables, Anne and Summit, Raymond (2003) Enhancing scientific essay writing using peer assessment. Innovations in education and teaching international, 40 (3). pp. 281-290. ISSN 1470-3300 Online 1470-3297 Print

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Abstract

To report and document well, scientific and engineering professionals systematically collect, evaluate and synthesize the work of their peers with their own. The product of such effort is a technical report or scientific paper that reviews the existing body of knowledge, presenting it in a logical and ordered manner where claims are supported by evidence and referenced by citation. It is also usual in the scientific community that peer review then precedes the publication of such papers. This paper reports on a trial of introducing Computer Science students to the task of technical and scientific writing including the process of peer review. Upon completion of the trial, the students were surveyed anonymously. An overwhelming majority of respondents claimed to have initial reservations about participating. However, upon completion of the exercise, the majority reported that the entire process was intellectually simulating to complete and that it had enhanced their knowledge of subject matter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology in education
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
RFCD Classification > 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008 00:43
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 00:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1078
DOI: 10.1080/1470329032000103816
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Citations in Scopus: 27 - View on Scopus

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