Review Fuse in the Classroom and Academic Setting
Having your students critique each other's work is one of the best ways to help them internalize the concepts you teach. However, the peer critique process is challenging to manage because you have to assign critique partners, make sure papers are exchanged and collected, and answer emails from your students when the process breaks down. Do you know which of your students are giving detailed and well thought out critiques and which ones rush through the process without providing valuable feedback to their classmates?
Review Fuse makes the peer critique process easier for you to manage and more educational for your students by:
- Providing a central writing repository that houses student works and automatically assigning critique partners.
- Gathering critique feedback scores and summarizing the quality and quantity of critiques given for each student.
- Enabling the customization of critique rubrics to focus students on the topics being taught.
- Organizing students' writing and critiques in an easy-to-view format.
- Allowing only the teacher, teaching assistants, and students access the secure online class repository.
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- As a teacher, it was helpful to monitor who was reviewing well and on time.especially since they knew I had that capability. Overall, Review Fuse helped students to improve their own writing, help their peers, and save time. Review Fuse would be particularly helpful if used at the beginning of the semester so that students can become comfortable with the new media.the earlier it is introduced, the better for everyone.
- Using Review Fuse as a workshop tool significantly helped the majority of my English 150 students. They enjoyed being able to access and edit their peers. work easily and without the cost of printing. The most beneficial part of Review Fuse for them was looking at the comments collectively and the directed tabs that had people respond specifically to their argument, organization, mechanics, etc. They were able to see from these comments where their primary revision focus should reside. Since most students type faster than they write, the Review Fuse process also sped up their ability to make quality comments on each others. work. Like all workshopping tactics, Review Fuse increased the students. critical reading skills, but also enabled them to see each paragraph as distinctly important (or nonessential). They usually made more substantive comments to each other over Review Fuse.
- My class just finished their issues papers and reflected on Review Fuse. Almost all of them prefer Review Fuse to hard copies and loved being able to use it. They loved the directive tabs (especially for the context of our class), the inline comments, and that they could come back to a review.