2020 Peer Review Practicum 1

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Koizumi Yuto 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(Zoom)  
Group
1
Course number
LAH.C402
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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..

Keywords

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 Document structure, 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 in the liberal arts final report class (1) Practice peer review in the liberal arts final report class and make reflection of their activities.
Class 4 Peer review activity in the liberal arts final report class (2) Practice peer review in the liberal arts final report class and make reflection of their activities.
Class 5 Peer review activity in the liberal arts final report class (3) Practice peer review in the liberal arts final report class and make reflection of their activities.
Class 6 Peer review activity in the liberal arts final report class (4) (via online) Support online peer-review and write a report accordingly.
Class 7 Quotation and peer review practice. Review. Understand appropriate citation and practice peer review. Review all of the methods throughout the course.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

TBA

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.

Other

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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