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Section 1.11.1

Peer Review

After you have revised and edited your document, ask a colleague to read it over and review it. Peer review is often the first and sometimes the most useful step in the review process. Because colleagues are often closer to the project than other types of reviewers, they can often identify weaknesses in content and organization that other reviewers may miss. In addition, peer reviews are often less formal and less threatening than managerial or technical reviews.

Peer reviews of documents are a frequent and normal activity in most scientific and technical organizations, with most engineers and scientists alternating between the role of the individual requesting a review and that of the individual performing it.

Peer reviews are most useful when specific guidelines are followed in requesting the review and the reviewer follows some important strategies in performing it.

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