*** Applications for Summer 21 PRG are open! Please fill out this application form before Friday, May 14th, 21!***

This Spring, we facilitated six PRGs:

1. Applied linguistics and technology/English PRG (Mondays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

2. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences PRG (Mondays, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

3. Interdisciplinary Science + Engineering 2 PRG (Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

4. Chemistry PRG (Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm)

5. Interdisciplinary Biology PRG (Thursdays, 3:00 to 4:30 pm)

6. Interdisciplinary Science + Engineering 1 PRG (Fridays, 12:00 to 1:30 pm)

Interested in joining a PRG? Sign up on our mailing list!

If you are interested in being a part of the PRGs, or in observing a PRG to see how it works, please email the PRG facilitator Tanzeel (turehman@iastste.edu). 


Please explore the PRG website, especially our working model, so they understand how PRGs work.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all PRGs will be held online via Webex for the duration of the Spring semester. 

*New members are not limited to the broad disciplines listed but are placed based on the compatibility of their work with current membership, which changes over time.

Sign up on our mailing list to be notified when new applications are available each semester.

Fall 2020 PRGs 

  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences PRG | Mondays 3:15 - 4:45 pm |

  •  Applied Linguistics PRG | Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 pm |

  • Interdisciplinary Science + Engineering I PRG | Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 pm |

  • Interdisciplinary  Science PRG | Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm |

  • Interdisciplinary Science + Engineering II PRG | Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm |

  • Chemistry PRG | Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm |

  • Interdisciplinary Engineering PRG | Thursdays 3:15 - 4:45 pm |


Summer 2020 PRGs

  • Applied Linguistics I (Mondays 10-11:30 am)
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering I (Tuesdays 10-11:30 am)
  • Applied Linguistics II (Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm)
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering II (Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm)
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 pm)
  • Interdisciplinary Science (Thursdays 1:30-3 pm)
  • Chemistry (Thursdays 3:30-5 pm)
  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering (Thursdays 6-7:30 pm)

Spring 2020 PRGs

  • Science + Engineering I: Mondays 2:30-4
  • Economics: Tuesdays 11-12:30
  • Science + Engineering II: Tuesdays 2-3:30
  • Applied Linguistics I: Wednesdays 9-10
  • Chemistry: Wednesdays 2-3:30
  • Science + Engineering III: Wednesdays 6:30-8
  • Applied Linguistics II: Thursdays 2-3
  • Social Sciences: Fridays 2-3:30

Fall 2019 PRGs

  • Applied Linguistics I: Mondays from 3:30-5 pm
  • Economics: Mondays from 11-12:30 pm
  • Science + Engineering I: Wednesdays from 9:30-11 am
  • Social Sciences: Wednesdays from 11-12:30 pm
  • Science + Engineering II: Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm
  • Applied Linguistics II: Fridays from 9-10:30 am
  • Chemistry: Fridays from 10-11:30 am

Summer 2019 PRGs 

  • Science + Engineering I: Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am
  • Science + Engineering II: Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm
  • Applied Linguistics: Thursdays from 1:30-3 pm

Spring 2019 PRGs

  • Interdepartmental Science: Mondays 11:30-1pm
  • Applied Linguistics: Mondays 3-4:30 pm
  • Social Sciences: Tuesdays 8-9:30 am
  • Rhetoric & Professional Communication: Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm
  • Economics: Thursdays 10-11 am
  • IMSE: Thursdays 12:30-2 pm
  • Chemistry: Fridays 12-1:30pm
  • Engineering: Fridays 3-4:30 pm

Fall 2018 PRGs 

  • Science + Engineering: Mondays 4-5:30pm
  • Economics: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm
  • Science: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Engineering: Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm
  • Applied Linguistics: Thursdays 9:30-11:00 am
  • Social Sciences: Fridays 9:00-10:00 am
  • Chemistry: Fridays 11:30-1:00pm

Observe a PRG

  • Prospective members are invited to observe a group meeting at the start of each semester to see how they work and speak with current members. If you are interested in joining a writing group, consider observing one of our meetings (see our Calendar). You are welcome to observe a group regardless of the discipline—email turehman@iastate.edu to observe a group.

Who can join

Graduate Peer Review Groups are open to graduate students from a variety of backgrounds, departments, and programs at ISU. 

To be considered for participation in a group, a student must fulfill a number of expectations, including:

  • Filling out an application: Applications are typically available at the start of each semester when groups are formed. Places in peer review groups are limited, and some students may be waitlisted with the opportunity to be placed in a group at a later date should an opening become available or a new group form. More groups may be added to meet student interests if resources allow. 

  • Accepting the application: When initial placements are made, students who have been placed in a group will be informed via email. They should respond to the email to confirm their participation.

  • Attending the PRG: Once students confirm their participation, they should begin attending weekly group meetings. They bring work for review (e.g., research paper, thesis, job document, other pieces piece of writing, poster, or presentation) in accordance with the schedule, provide thoughtful, constructive feedback, and be polite, professional, and supportive.

Students are placed in groups by discipline and availability. If you have a group of 6-10 graduate students in related disciplines committed to forming a new peer review group, the Center for Communication Excellence may help facilitate the process. Contact the PRG Coordinator, Tanzeel Ur Rehman, at turehman@iastate.edu.