Campus Units

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2014

Journal or Book Title

Teaching Philosophy

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

481

Last Page

497

DOI

10.5840/teachphil201410225

Abstract

This paper presents a method for teaching undergraduate students how to write better term papers in philosophy. The method integrates two key assignment components: scaffolding and peer review. We explain these components and how they can be effectively combined within a single term paper assignment. We then present the results of our multi-year research study on the integrated method. Professor observations, quantitative measures, and qualitative feedback indicate that student writing improves when philosophy term paper assignments are designed to generate multiple rounds of drafting and review.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Padgett Walsh, Kate, Anastasia Prokos, and Sharon R. Bird. "Building a better term paper: Integrating scaffolded writing and peer review." Teaching Philosophy 37, no. 4 (2014): 481-497. doi: 10.5840/teachphil201410225. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Teaching Philosophy

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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