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Abstract Title: Investigating the Mechanisms of Peer Review
Abstract: As a part of a larger study of Writing-to-Learn (WTL) in introductory physics, we present the effects of the Peer Review process on student understanding of Energy Systems. In the Introduction to the Mechanics course at the University of Michigan, we have implemented WTL activities that engage students in writing about physics concepts related to real-world scenarios. In one of our three WTL activities, students were asked to list the entities that would be included in the Energy System of a pumped water storage facility. In our analysis, we looked at both the peer feedback that a student received and the peer work which they read. We have found that the act of reading a peers work has the greatest impact on which entities a student includes in their own Energy System.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A36
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Robert Dalka
University of Michigan
450 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 2488773873
and Co-Presenter(s)
Timothy McKay, University of Michigan