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Faculty and Graduate Student Present Paper on Peer Mentoring in Health Science Writing

Andy Hyer, Community and Environmental Health remote lecturer, Sarah Toevs, Community and Environmental Health professor, and Tami West, graduate student in the Master of Health Science program, presented a paper on “Using Peer Mentors to Provide Interactive Feedback in Health Science Writing” at the Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference VI in Orem, Utah on March 27-28. Their work focuses on the implementation and evaluation of a writing intensive research methods course using writing mentors to provide students with feedback on multiple drafts of a high-stakes writing assignment. Hyer and Toevs intend to use writing mentors as a means of engaging and supporting student learning – from the perspective of both the mentee and mentor.