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Peer Editing in College Composition A Teacher’s Analysis of Successful Practices

Issue: Vol 6 No. 2 (2014) Special Issue: Feedback in Writing

Journal: Writing & Pedagogy

Subject Areas: Writing and Composition Linguistics

DOI: 10.1558/wap.v6i2.379


Peer editing is a method used by English teachers to actively involve students in the writing process and to facilitate the development of the final draft of an essay. Controversy regarding the effectiveness of peer editing is prevalent for both instructors and students. The purpose of this paper is to share results of a classroom study that focuses on the effectiveness of peer editing practices in 2-year college composition classes. This review reveals the outcomes of several methods of peer editing, addresses both the difficulties and benefits of this process, and examines how to adapt the experience to meet the individual needs of each classroom environment.

Author: Sarah Elizabeth Keeley

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Board of Governors, Missouri State University. “Writing Center: Peer Editing Guidelines.” Missouri State University. 17 May 2011. Web. 20 Feb. 2013. .

Howard Community College. “English/World Languages Division.” Howard Community College. 2012. Web. 20 Feb. 2013. .

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