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Faculty Should Consider Peer Review as a Means of Improving Students' Scientific Reasoning Skill
Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science
  • Briana Eileen Timmerman, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Denise Strickland, University of Virginia - Main Campus
Publication Date
3-15-2009
Document Type
Article
Subject Area(s)
Biology
Disciplines
Abstract

The following article provides highlights of a larger body of work on the impact of peer review on undergraduate biology students’ scientific reasoning, scientific writing and attitudes. Results suggest that undergraduates, even freshman can be effective peer reviewers and that peer review improves scientific writing, content knowledge, and scientific reasoning skills. Students report peer review to be a beneficial experience both within the course and in terms of helping them to develop as aspiring scientists. Science faculty are therefore encouraged to consider incorporating peer review as a regular part of instruction

Citation Information
Briana Eileen Timmerman and Denise Strickland. "Faculty Should Consider Peer Review as a Means of Improving Students' Scientific Reasoning Skill" Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 7 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 1 - 7
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/briana_timmerman/4/