Date of Award


Document Type

Education 530 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Tyler, Jo

Major or Concentration



Writing is an important component of disciplinary literacy in English classes. Professionals in the field of English write in a variety of styles and formats to express their beliefs and opinions on a variety of literary topics. The use of reflection journaling and peer revision, both highly researched subjects on their own, hold promise in helping students become more aware of how they write as individuals, and how they write for specific audiences. In this explanatory mixed methods action research study, I implemented prompted journal reflections and performed a guided release of peer review. This allowed students to gain understanding of concepts and then progress independently after the first guided attempts. Furthermore, I compared students' reflections and peer reviews to their submitted final drafts, and looked for correlations between the different forms of data to determine what type of connection formed from these exercises.

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