Open review sessions, in which students imagine themselves as members of the target audience and give "reader response" reactions, are not recommended. Itâ€™s most effective to have students review particular features of a paper. As instructors, we need to make sure those tasks are clear and precise. Although tasks can be listed on an overhead or board, students often prefer a worksheet that notes specific objectives. If students can compose their commentary on a word processor, they are likely to write more extensive comments. Take advantage of computer supports whenever possible.
The following links provide sample handouts to help specify peer-review tasks.