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Scaffolded writing and rewriting in the discipline: A web-based reciprocal peer review system

Cho, K and Schunn, CD (2007) Scaffolded writing and rewriting in the discipline: A web-based reciprocal peer review system. Computers and Education, 48 (3). 409 - 426. ISSN 0360-1315

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Abstract

This paper describes how SWoRD (scaffolded writing and rewriting in the discipline), a web-based reciprocal peer review system, supports writing practice, particularly for large content courses in which writing is considered critical but not feasibly included. To help students gain content knowledge as well as writing and reviewing skills, SWoRD supports the whole cycle of writing, reviews, back-reviews, and rewriting by scaffolding the journal publication process as its authentic practice model. In addition, SWoRD includes algorithms that compute individual reviewer's review accuracy, which is in turn used to support the various drawbacks of reciprocal peer reviews (e.g., variation in motivation or ability of reviewers). Finally, this paper describes an empirical evaluation showing that the SWoRD approach is effective in improving writing quality in content classes. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cho, K
Schunn, CDschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 April 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Computers and Education
Volume: 48
Number: 3
Page Range: 409 - 426
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.compedu.2005.02.004
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0360-1315
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 17:39
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22732

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