Peer Review

  • Peer review is an important part of the writing process!
    • Let's discuss some guidelines for giving feedback in order to make this a worthwhile endeavor.
  • Objective Feedback
    • Seeing someone's text from your own perspective
    • Explaining to them how you "see" it
    • Being kind, but honest, in the process
  • Ways of Responding
    • Mark an X in the text where you are confused
    • Ask the writer to explain her/his ideas
    • Ask the writer to fill in the blanks:
      • My purpose in this paper is______
      • My purpose in this section is_______
    • If you cannot see the purpose:
      • Ask "So what?" questions, like...
        • "What does this point have to do with this paragraph?"
        • "What does this paragraph have to do with this paper?"
      • Play the devil's advocate:
        • Counter what the writer has stated
        • Bring up other perspectives
    • Offer more examples
    • Ultimately, leave final decisions up to the writer
  • Pair up with a partner and use a separate sheet of paper to write feedback to the author.
  • Make feedback meaningful and beneficial; don't just say "This is good" or "This stinks"!
  • Give your feedback to your partner and get ready for:

H2G2 Discussion

  • Let's get into a circle and talk about the book some more!

Homework

  • Read James Paul Gee's Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Introduction on page 481 of the WAW text, and Tony Mirabelli's Learning to Serve: The Language and Literacy of Food Service Workers on page 538.
  • Continue revising your drafts, utilizing the feedback you got today from your peers.
    • Bring your revisions to class on Monday so that we can examine the effectiveness of your writing process so far.