The questions on this form guide students to provide effective critique of their peers’ presentations. The form includes the topics “Voice and body,” “Interaction with the audience,” “Structure,” and “Content.” Each topic contains some more specific sample questions to clarify the point and scope of the topic (e.g., “I could tell where the speaker was headed at all times.”)

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This brief fabricated sample of student writing was used in class to model peer critique (two instructors act as students, one of whom is critiquing the writing of the other). The sample addresses the question of whether there are “gaps” in the rational numbers. Written by Joel Lewis with modifications by Peter Speh and Mohammed Abouzaid.

Read more →This sample review serves as a LaTeX template for students to critique each other’s in-class presentations. The review consists of two parts: (1) a technical summary of the contents of the lecture, and (2) a constructive critique of the delivery. Written by Steven L. Kleiman for his class Principles of Mathematical Exposition.

Read more →This (fabricated) draft student paper is designed to start a class discussion about when conceptual explanations are needed in mathematical writing. The paper is about an algorithm for finding square roots. The first proof shows that the algorithm is correct, but the point of the second proof is never clearly stated (it shows that the algorithm is efficient). Written by Joel Lewis for M.I.T.’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis, based on Rudin’s Exercise 16 in Chapter 3.

Read more →These sample peer critiques of writing are used to generate discussion about effective critique, to prepare students for critiquing each other’s mathematics papers. From MIT’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis.

Read more →This assignment is from M.I.T.’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis. After students receive peer critique on their proofs, they are assigned to revise the proofs. This assignment gives some brief revision guidance.

Read more →This peer critique assignment includes a list of questions for students to consider as they critique each other’s writing. Included is a rubric that will be used to grade the peer critique. From MIT’s Principles of Applied Mathematics.

Read more →This peer critique assignment guides readers through the entire peer critique process: requesting specific feedback from peers, providing feedback to peers–including a summary comment and supporting constructive and positive comments, including the received critique with the revised paper, and a rubric that will be used to grade the peer critique. From Mia Minnes’ Undergraduate Seminar in Logic at M.I.T.

Read more →This concise assignment directs students to critique each other’s writing. Includes a rubric that will be used to grade the critique. From MIT’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis.

Read more →This assignment provides guidance and a rubric to students as they critique each other’s proofs. From M.I.T.’s communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis.

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