Featured Instructors: 

Art Bettis, Ph.D., professor of earth & environmental sciences


Use peer review of writing to develop students’ critical thinking skills regardless of the size of the class. 


  • Improves writing skills
  • Enhances critical thinking and evaluation skills
  • Encourages deeper understanding of course topic


Art Bettis uses student peer review of writing in his large lecture course, Introduction to Environmental Science, to promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of course concepts and to engage with the process of scientific knowledge creation.