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The following thesis will explore how peer review through an online writing exchange influences student writers during the writing process. I propose that when students participate in this online writing exchange to peer review, it will assure that they will have a better understanding of the writing process, and more confidence in analyzing their own writing and in themselves as writers. It also makes these students more conscientious of the writing they share with peers because they have a wider audience than just their teacher, and this motivates them to improve their writing. The last part of the document features a narrative section describing how I have been using online peer review in the writing process with my students in eighth grade English classes at O'Neill Public Schools, and the influence this experience had on students involved.
Advisor: Robert Brooke