Peer Reviews, Writing Lab Reviews, Business Student Writing, Effect of Peer Reviews on Student Writing, Effect of Writing Lab Reviews on Student Writing


This study was conducted to statistically assess the impact peer reviews and writing lab reviews have on student writing. The subjects of this research were business students taking an international business class that requires a writing assignment from all students. Four different sections of this class were used in the study. With one section as a control group, another section required students to participate in a student peer review of papers before submitting the final draft for grading. A third class was required to have its papers reviewed at a writing lab before submission. The fourth class did both. The scores were compared after the unidentified papers were graded by the same instructor. This study adds to the literature by showing that a peer review is comparable to a lab review, but that using a peer review and a lab review could lead to an even higher performance.

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