2009 Peer Review - Individual Projects

From CellBiology


During week 10 and in the laboratory will be time to review other students individual project pages. This is an opportunity for you to practice your own critical evaluation of peer work and also to improve your own submission on the basis of peer review.

Individual Project Page

  1. Initial assessment submission before 11 am Thursday 21st May.
  2. Student Peer assessment from Thursday 21st May to 5 pm Friday 22nd May.
  3. Changes on basis of peer assessment comments to 9 am Wednesday 27th May.
  4. Final submission deadline for coordinator assessment is 9 am Wednesday 27th May.

Peer Assessors

  1. All comments on individual project pages should be added to the discussion page of the project you are reviewing. Do not identify yourself in your review comments
  2. Having completed a project review you will add only that student number to your own discussion page.
  3. You will need to have reviewed at least other 6 individual project pages (that allows at least 10 minutes/page in class time).
  4. You may review as many pages as you wish, just not your own page and you can continue up until 5 pm Friday 22nd May.

Page Updates

  1. Do not make any changes to your own project page until after 5 pm Friday 22nd May.
  2. Review the peer comments on your discussion page, adding your own overall general assessment about the peer comments.
  3. You may make changes, if you wish, until 9 am Wednesday 27th May. That is the final submission deadline.

Assessment Criteria

  • The key points relating to the protein/method topic that has been selected are clearly described.
  • The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  • Content is correctly cited and referenced.
    • I am allowing some flexibility on reference formatting as I know student have had some difficulty, but all reference material used must be cited in the text and appear as a list on the page.
  • The final project should not be too lengthy, as a guideline typically 500 to a maximum of 1000 words.
  • The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student’s own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  • Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  • Relates the topics and content of the Wiki entry to the group project.
  • Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer’s wiki.
  • The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that you have researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  • Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the wikipedia guidelines.