UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SCOM5308 Peer Review

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content In this unit, students learn how to construct and provide criticism. They also gain experience in reading and responding to comments on their own research, and providing feedback to their peers. Students are able to respond to feedback in a thorough and professional manner. The unit complements research units in science communication and enables students to receive additional feedback on their dissertation.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) provide useful and constructive criticism on research; (2) respond to feedback in a thorough and professional manner; (3) improve their own research and writing based on feedback from peers; (4) demonstrate increased skills in critical appraisal of their own and others' work; and (5) discuss current issues in science communication effectively with their peers.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) writing groups—students attend regular writing groups and share their work; (2) critical review—students complete an in-depth review of a peer's proposal or dissertation chapter; and (3) formal response—students prepare a formal written response to the critical review of their work. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Ann Grand
Contact hours as arranged with unit coordinator
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SCOM5308/SEM-2/2017

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