Objective: For students to gain familiarity with the details of a works-cited list through peer review
Course work or assignment under way: Research paper (should be almost done)
Work completed before class: Students should bring a complete works-cited list, along with the most recent drafts of their research papers, to class. The works-cited list should reflect the most recent version of their research and writing.
- Ask students to work in pairs.
- Distribute copies of the worksheet to each student.
- Direct students to exchange works-cited lists and evaluate their partner’s list by filling in the worksheet.
- Instruct students that any item for which they do not award their partner full credit must be accompanied by a comment explaining what was incorrect or missing.
- After each pair of students has completed filling in the worksheet, they should share feedback with their partners.
Follow-up activity: Either in class or at home, students should revise their works-cited list according to their partner’s feedback.
Reflections on the lesson’s success and and alternative approaches: Students can also be asked to use the worksheet to review and check their own work to reduce errors and promote engagement with the handbook.
Published 17 November 2016