Online Peer Review Using Turnitin PeerMark

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Mimi Li


Online peer review has been increasingly implemented in composition and second language classes. This article reports on a pedagogical practice in which students used the PeerMark module of Turnitin to conduct peer response in a first-year writing class. In this study, students drew on multiple PeerMark functions (i.e., commenting tools, composition marks, and PeerMark questions) and provided feedback on their peers’ summary and response papers. Analyses of archived PeerMark records revealed that students provided constructive feedback in multiple aspects and the majority of peer comments were later incorporated into students’ revisions through different ways. This report expects to encourage teachers to implement peer review using Turnitin in their classrooms and further explore the role of technologies for peer review.

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Li, M. (2018). Online Peer Review Using Turnitin PeerMark. Journal of Response to Writing, 4(2). Retrieved from
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Mimi Li, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Mimi Li recently joins the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC), as Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics. She taught linguistics and composition courses at Georgia Southern University and Marshall University prior to the appointment at TAMUC. Her research interests include second language writing, computer-assisted language learning, and English for academic/specific purposes. Her work has appeared in Language Learning & Technology, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Journal of Second Language Writing, System, and Computers & Education.