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Peer Review

Writers can benefit greatly from having another person read their work. However, peer review can be problematic. One of the potential problems is that reviewers make a few nice comments without offering any direct criticism. Another problem is that reviewers heavily criticize mechanical errors but ignore more fundamental problems with the writer's ideas. The guidelines below will help you provide useful feedback to your peers and enable you to tell reviewers how you want them to evaluate your writing.

How to offer useful feedback to your peers

Dos and Don'ts for peer evaluation

Responding to creative writing