Using Critical Evaluation and Peer-Review Writing Assignments in a Chemical Process Safety Course
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2001 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
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- Curricula; Engineering Education; Accidents- Prevention; Problem solving; Project management; Students; Technical writing; Curricula; Engineering Education; Accidents- Prevention; Problem solving; Project management; Students; Technical writing; Chemical Engineering
Two techniques to help students to develop critical thinking and communication skills are presented. In the first technique, students are asked to critically review journal article and to prepare a brief evaluation of the journal article. The second technique allow the students to practice the anonymous refereeing process with their peers. It is stated that an important aspect of the peer review assignment is to give the students a structured format on how to review an article.