2017 Peer Review Practicum 2

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Murota Masao  Hayashi Naoyuki  Sakuma Kunihiro  Suzuki Yuta  Koizumi Yuto 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this class is to practice peer review of papers by reading and critiquing papers written by you peers, while at the same time giving them valuable advice on how to improve their papers.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to acquire critical thinking skills, provide appropriate peer review advice, and faciitate peer review activity.


peer review, facilitate online activity, supportibe leadership, writing paper, revise, critical thinking

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Instructors will give instructions on how to begin peer review activities in the first four classes, then students review peer's essay. This class supports facilitating peer review in undergraduate students' class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, and determination of theme of the essay. Writing the short essay.
Class 2 The Chicago style and peer review of the short essay. Understand the Chicago style. Read the 1st to 3rd sections of the textbook.
Class 3 Appropriate way of supporting peer review activity Experience peer-review based on the Chicago style. Understand an appropriate way of peer review activity.
Class 4 Support face-to-face peer-review activity of undergraduate course. Understand on-ine peer review system. Understand appropriate ways of peer-review.
Class 5 On-line peer review 1. Peer-review of the essay. After the class, Support online peer-review and write a report accordingly.
Class 6 On-line peer review 2. Support online peer-review and write a report accordingly.
Class 7 On-line peer review 3. Support online peer-review and write a report accordingly.
Class 8 Summary Understand characteristics of peer-review activity and its support. Write a essay on it.


TBA on the first class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Assessment criteria and methods

Commitment of the class 40 pts, Short essay 10 pts, Commitment of the online reviews 30 pts, Last Essay 20 pts.

Related courses

  • LAH.C401 : Leadership Workshop
  • LAH.C101 : Tokyo Tech Visionary Project
  • LAH.C301 : Liberal Arts Final Report

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Student must have successfully completed the 'Leadership Workshop'
with a score of over 80.

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