My Thoughts on  How You Can Have a Successful Experience  with Calibrated Peer Review   by Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, CPR...
WHAT IS CPR ™ ? <ul><li>A  Web-based instructional writing and peer assessing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Originated in the Mol...
HISTORY AT TAMU cpr.tamu.edu <ul><li>2002  - CPR TM  was introduced to TAMU by  me, Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt after  a Ch...
USE OF CPR AT TAMU <ul><li>In the last 3 years, CPR at TAMU has been used by approximately  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19,000  ...
MAJORS USING CPR TM <ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Science </li></ul><ul><li>...
Why are you doing CPR? <ul><li>Giving you more practice writing in your classes – not just English papers </li></ul><ul><l...
Why is writing important? Synthesis Analysis Application Use of information to solve problems; transfer of abstract  or th...
HOW DOES IT WORK? <ul><li>You write an assignment as per instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>You pass a calibration step, wher...
INTRO <ul><li>A CPR assignment consists of three stages:     </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1:  Text Entry Stage     Stage 2:  Ca...
STAGE 1:  TEXT ENTRY <ul><li>You will explore the assignment source material.  </li></ul><ul><li>The source material provi...
STAGE 1:  TEXT ENTRY (continued) <ul><li>You then submit a text based on the material and guiding questions. Use HTML (see...
STAGE 2:   Calibration and Review Stage   <ul><li>You will: </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate three example texts, called calibra...
Stage 3:  Results Stage <ul><li>You will view your assignment results. </li></ul><ul><li>For Your Instructor: </li></ul><u...
CPR OVERVIEW <ul><li>CPR deals with both writing and critiquing and usually critiquing is worth more. </li></ul><ul><li>CP...
More Words of Advice <ul><li>The Writing Center (2 nd  floor of Library) will be happy to look over your writing and make ...
<ul><li>Let me show you how to log in……. </li></ul><ul><li>http://cpr.tamu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Then  GOOD LUCK! </li></u...
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Cpr Student Talk

  1. 1. My Thoughts on How You Can Have a Successful Experience with Calibrated Peer Review by Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, CPR Administrator, TAMU
  2. 2. WHAT IS CPR ™ ? <ul><li>A Web-based instructional writing and peer assessing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Originated in the Molecular Science Project, an NSF-sponsored chemistry reform project (DUE 95-55605) at UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>Enables you to learn by writing about significant topics in a course, then going through a critiquing process 7 times </li></ul>FREE
  3. 3. HISTORY AT TAMU cpr.tamu.edu <ul><li>2002 - CPR TM was introduced to TAMU by me, Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt after a Chemical Education workshop demo. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 - To avoid FERPA issues & because of WALS NSF grant thru CTE, CPR TM was housed on a secure TAMU server. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 - I volunteered to be the CPR TM administrator because of experience. </li></ul>WALS = Writing for Assessment and Learning in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  4. 4. USE OF CPR AT TAMU <ul><li>In the last 3 years, CPR at TAMU has been used by approximately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19,000 undergraduate and graduate students doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>492 new assignments by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>384 instructors in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 courses spread over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30+ majors in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 colleges.  </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. MAJORS USING CPR TM <ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Science </li></ul><ul><li>Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Archeology </li></ul><ul><li>Biochemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Bus. Admin. </li></ul><ul><li>Ctr. Acad. Enh. </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Ed. Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Ed. Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Film </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesiology </li></ul><ul><li>Learn. Comm. </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry Science </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Vet Integr. Bio. Sci. </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife & Fish. Sci. </li></ul><ul><li>Zoology </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why are you doing CPR? <ul><li>Giving you more practice writing in your classes – not just English papers </li></ul><ul><li>You will have to write after university in the real world </li></ul><ul><li>Ramifications of Bloom’s Taxonomy pyramid (next slide) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What level will pay you the “Big Bucks”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you get experience at working at higher levels of understanding (analysis, synthesis and evaluation)? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why is writing important? Synthesis Analysis Application Use of information to solve problems; transfer of abstract or theoretical ideas to practical situations. Interpretation Identification of connections and relationships Translation Restatement in your own words; paraphrase; summary Recall Verbatim information; memorization with no evidence of understanding Evaluation Combination of information to form a unique product; requires creativity and originality Judgment: the ability to make decisions and support views; requires understanding of values Identification of component parts; determination of arrangement, logic, semantics Bloom’s Taxonomy – categorizing level of abstraction of questions
  8. 8. HOW DOES IT WORK? <ul><li>You write an assignment as per instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>You pass a calibration step, where you learn to recognize and rank 3 essays of different quality on the same topic. </li></ul><ul><li>You, NOT the instructor, critique 3 of your peers and your own work on-line. </li></ul><ul><li>Your instructor can change grade afterwards. </li></ul>
  9. 9. INTRO <ul><li>A CPR assignment consists of three stages:     </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1: Text Entry Stage     Stage 2: Calibration and Review Stage     Stage 3: Results Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Only one stage can be accessed at any time. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t do the text entry, you cannot do the rest of the assignment. </li></ul>
  10. 10. STAGE 1: TEXT ENTRY <ul><li>You will explore the assignment source material. </li></ul><ul><li>The source material provides the information about the assignment topic. Source material can include: web sites, articles, text books, pictures, movies, animations, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. STAGE 1: TEXT ENTRY (continued) <ul><li>You then submit a text based on the material and guiding questions. Use HTML (see Student FAQs and instructor notes). </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you answer all the guiding questions in your essay. Read the Writing Prompt carefully – it sets the scene. </li></ul><ul><li>Write in MSWord, then copy/paste into text box. CPR will time you out after about 10 minutes and you can lose all your work. You can also check your grammar/spelling. </li></ul>
  12. 12. STAGE 2: Calibration and Review Stage <ul><li>You will: </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate three example texts, called calibration essays using a grading rubric. These calibrations will develop your ability to effectively review the work of your peers. You have 2 chances to pass each calibration. </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate the work of three peers anonymously. Take some time & be fair in your written comments. </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate your own work. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Stage 3: Results Stage <ul><li>You will view your assignment results. </li></ul><ul><li>For Your Instructor: </li></ul><ul><li>A problems list is generated </li></ul><ul><li>All data can be downloaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Times can be altered for specific students that miss deadlines, so tell your instructor right away if you miss a deadline. </li></ul>
  14. 14. CPR OVERVIEW <ul><li>CPR deals with both writing and critiquing and usually critiquing is worth more. </li></ul><ul><li>CPR gives you practice in evaluating other people’s work (this may make you nervous). This is a very powerful skill! </li></ul><ul><li>We know you are novice reviewers, but the only way you will get any better is to practice! </li></ul><ul><li>There is a safety net – your instructor – who will regrade your work if you think your peers graded you badly. Every instructor will handle this differently, but it will get handled. </li></ul>
  15. 15. More Words of Advice <ul><li>The Writing Center (2 nd floor of Library) will be happy to look over your writing and make comments before the due date. </li></ul><ul><li>Always preview your writing before you submit to be sure it looks OK. You can submit as often as you like until the deadline. Beware of the 10min timeout. </li></ul><ul><li>HTML coding is easy – put <P>at the end of a line to start a new paragraph, etc. See student FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>If you forget your login information, email me: [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Let me show you how to log in……. </li></ul><ul><li>http://cpr.tamu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Then GOOD LUCK! </li></ul>FINALLY:

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