If you would normally do in-class review of paper drafts, you could use a service like GitHub to conduct peer critique and evaluation for written assignments. Students can create “tickets” that address some changes they think would benefit the paper. The original author can then use the ticket message thread to communicate with the reviewer about how the change could be implemented. Tickets are “closed” once the critique is addressed or the original author provides a reasoning behind why they are not addressing the critique.
Students will use this assignment to critique the writing of other students and make revisions to their own writing. Students will learn how to constructively comment on areas of improvement for other students’ writing. They will also learn how to defend their choices and incorporate feedback from other students.