First...Next week's plans:
- If you haven't signed up for a time to meet during our conferences on Tuesday, do so here now!
Reviewees will be chosen randomly!
- Create comments on the document before you upload it as a peer review, including at least the following:
- One or two sentences that explain what you think the overall message or point is. What do you think readers should be able to take away from reading this?
- At least one thing you like about the paper. What did the writer do especially well?
- At least one thing that you are unsure about, having trouble with, or that still needs work.
- Reading through the draft again, consider these things to comment about:
- Is the writer communicating what he/she wanted to communicate?
- Are there any parts of the writing that seem unclear or confusing? Mark these places in the margin and explain your confusion.
- Where are the places when the writing is particularly good or effective? Mark these too and explain why you like them or find them effective.
- Does the writing need more explanation, less explanation, or does the flow need to be reworked? Are there any parts that seem "out of place"?
- Do not mark spelling errors or grammar errors or punctuation problems unless they interfere with your understanding. This is a draft and revising and editing are two different things. Today we are revising.