Accurate word choice, authorial voice, Emotion & writing, feedback on writing, Feedback practices, Peer review
By Susan Carter
Doctoral peer review of each other’s writing is something that we discuss from time to time on this blog. We have covered practical issues and Dr Pia Lappalainen, as she described a course for doctoral candidates hosted at the Aalto University in Finland, included an extensive list of steps to support peer review.
I have been prompted to review this list against two other writing group guides because, as I commenced 2023 with a doctoral writing group that mostly peer review, we reconsidered reviewing guidelines in our first meeting.
In my experience it can be hard to get a peer review group that really bonds, with a strong trust factor, and the likelihood of feedback that is genuinely helpful in terms of the ability to improve writing, and also in terms of emotional support. So here I’m drawing on the two earlier posts, and introducing another one that has long-standing use at the University of Auckland, as a way of opening up some of the knotty issues in the practice of peer review. Continue reading