For folks who are new to a scholarly discipline, a term that you’ll soon learn is “peer review”. Something that is both a bane and blessing to higher education. But first, what is peer review? Or, what does it at least aspire to be? A good answer can be found here.
But where did peer review come from? A good answer can be found here.
Once you’ve begin to publish, the opportunity for you to become a reviewer will arise. So, should you review? If you choose to do so, how? Good advice about how to be a good reviewer can be found here and here.