2018 Peer Review Practicum 1

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Humanities and social science courses
Hayashi Naoyuki  Koizumi Yuto  Kezuka Kazuhiro  Yamane Ryoichi 
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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 your 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 tutoring and critical thinking skills..


peer review, tutoring, 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 three classes, then students review peer's essay. This class supports peer review activities in undergraduate students' class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, and Paragraph writing Understand the fundamental of paragraph writing.
Class 2 Peer-review and tutoring, Peer review activity Understand the fundamental of paragraph writing and use it during peer review activity.
Class 3 Peer review activity; Tutoring. Experience peer-review based on the last class experience. Understand an appropriate way of peer review activity.
Class 4 Citation.Face-to-face peer review activity of undergraduate course. Understand appropriate citation.
Class 5 On-ine peer review system. Supporting peer review activity of undergraduate course. Understand online peer-review activity.
Class 6 On-line peer review Support online peer-review and write a report accordingly.
Class 7 On-line peer review Support online peer-review and write a report accordingly.
Class 8 Summary Understand characteristics of peer-review activity and its support. Write a final essay on it.



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 get a score at least 80 points of the `Leadership Workshop' in advance.


This class is the subject of the Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) program.
Students who have taken a score of 80 or over will be awarded a certificate of GSA-R (Reviewer)
from the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.

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