English 229: How do I Write a Peer and Self Review?

Meeting Objective

Develop a guiding structure on how to write a Peer Review.


  1. Read and discuss one article about peer reviews and one article about self-assessments
  2. Examine and Evaluate sample reviews
  3. Practice writing either a peer review or self-assessment

1. Read Articles

  • https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-provide-coworker-feedback-for-a-360-review-1917538
  • https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5379-writing-self-assessment.html
  1. Spend 7 minutes reading through the articles and noting points that stick out to you.           
  2. Discuss in groups of 2 or 3. What points stood out to you from the articles? What is the goal and purpose of a peer review? Without looking at the articles, what are tips on how to write a peer review and what are tips on how to write a self-assessment? How do you personally receive feedback (positively or negatively)?

2. Examine and Evaluate Examples

  1. Examine 2 real life peer review examples and for each identify strengths and areas for improvement.
  2. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16jdgAox3S2IShpURyFNVuSk4GzOYRROijb2PZgneACo/edit?usp=sharing

3. Practice Writing

  • Write a Self-Assessment OR Write a Peer Review for someone you know well or have worked together on a project.
  • https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/peer-review-at-work
  • https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/self-performance-review
  • After finishing, use the articles as a checklist to see if there is anything you can improve upon.