Assignments: Please submit all assignments on the schedule to me and everyone in your peer group.
Peer Review: Please provide as much constructive feedback as possible to your peers. As the semester progresses, I anticipate that many of you will help to substantially improve your peers' papers. Peer reviews should be submitted to authors every Monday following any prior week's deadline, even if the peer feedback is not explicitly mentioned in the schedule. Only if the peer review is explicitly listed on the schedule above, submit the review to me as well as to the author. These are also the only assignments I will be reviewing in detail.
Grading your peer reviews: Only when a peer review is listed on the schedule, please gave a single grade for all of the related reviews your peers give you on a scale from 0 to 10 (e.g., at Pr Fdbk: Lit Review grade all the feedback a peer gave you related to the literature review - the plan, the paper notes, and the final review):
10=A: excellent feedback, the review(s) could have a significant impact on my project
9=A: better than expected feedback, the review(s) really helped me with my project
8=B: good feedback, the review(s) helped me fine-tune my project
7=C: okay feedback, the review(s) might be a helpful
6=D: weak feedback, the review(s) are unlikely to be helpful, but they tried
0-5=F: poor feedback, the review(s) will not really have any impact on my project
Please do not grade reviews based on spelling, grammar, tact, or flattery, (but feel free to discuss those issues with reviewers). Grade the reviews by how much you think the feedback will positively affect your learning, your research project, and the likelihood your paper will be accepted by a conference or journal, relative to how much you think a peer should be able to affect those issues. When you submit assignments, please let the reviewers know if you'd like them to focus on something specific in their review.
If you give 2 or all 3 of your reviews the same score, please rank all of them to indicate which reviews you felt were the most helpful.
Send the grades and rankings to me, no later then one week after the review's deadline. I will combine the scores from all peers and determine the final grade.
Please try to give your colleagues the best possible feedback and remember that peer reviews will account for 20% of your final grade and much of this grade will be determined by the reviewee/peer.