Teaching Writing through Peer-Reviewing; Reflections on a New Approach
This presentation is based on observations on student work from an innovative course which
teaches and assesses writing almost exclusively through peer-reviewing. The course was
originally developed as part of a staff-student initiative in 2012 and has since been developed
and tailored to the needs of various groups of students within NUIG (General Science, Earth
and Ocean Science, Law, and Engineering). Student responses to each otherís writing and to the course questions offer an insight into the possible obstacles that prevent students from developing into proficient academic writers.