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Peer Response Workshops

CARP offers Peer Response Workshops, a type of In-Class Workshop, in which CARP's tutor-facilitators guide students through the peer response process. The workshop begins with an introduction to the purpose and intended outcomes of peer response in order to properly inform and engage the students in the process. Next, the students are provided with CARP’s peer response worksheet, which includes a list of questions to consider while reading through the paper for the first time. Additionally, it includes a list of questions for students to answer as they read the paper more thoroughly a second time. CARP’s peer response questions are completely identification-based rather than judgment-based. Students will not only feel more comfortable responding to each others' papers, but this also ensures that they actively participate in the process, and that they are responding to the writing and not the writer. Following the response segment, CARP’s tutor-facilitators review the responses with the students in small groups, and they help them understand ways to implement the feedback in order to improve their papers.

CARP also offers tailored Peer Response Workshops for Business 300, History 300, and Hospitality and Tourism Management 531. Each of those workshops are tailored to address specific assignments in the course, and the peer response worksheets are tailored to facilitate the most beneficial feedback from the students. If you are interested in a tailored Peer Response Workshop, please provide more detailed information for the course assignment the workshop will be addressing in the section of the inquiry form below titled, "Any Special Considerations."

Northern California Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Conference

If you are interested in potentially having a Peer Response Workshop presented in your course, please fill out the inquiry form below.

Peer Response Inquiry Form:



"It was most helpful having a set questions and things to look for while reading, having the presenter look over and guide our peer review sessions, and having questions that made me think critically about my peer’s writing."

-Hospitality and Tourism Management 531 student

"The presenter was great. The most helpful part was that she was always positive and supportive, and when it came to making improvements, she never once criticized our work. She created an open and positive environment where we could feel free to express our opinions."

-Hospitality and Tourism Management 531 student

"I received great insight into my writing."

-History 300 student

"The handout with questions was helpful when reviewing my classmate’s paper. It was a good resource to have."

-History 300 student

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