Sunday, February 1, 2015

Blog Post #3

    Peer editing is making compliments and suggestions on a classmates work to help them improve the quality of their work. When preforming or composing a peer review for someone, make sure that you are going about it in a clear, concise, and positive way. It is important to make sure that you are not being pushy or mean. Most of the time, your peers are interested in what they can improve on and value what other people have to suggest about their work. When I do peer reviews I keep in mind that everyone is different and has their own way of doing things. The best way to approach peer editing and the way I do it, is to make compliments throughout your review because people can sometimes get upset if you are making too many improvement suggestions and too few compliments. Sprinkling a compliment here and there will keep your peer from getting their feelings hurt or getting angry with you.
      Peer editing is very important to me because I am interested to see what I can improve on in my writing. Having a second opinion is always good because maybe that person saw a mistake that you made that you did not catch when you proofed your paper. Moreover, when I reread my paper I end up skimming over it and missing my mistakes. Peer editing eliminates this problem because the person reading your paper is strictly looking for mistakes and the paper is new to them so they can see the them better than the you. I love the idea of peer editing and will definitely use it in my classroom because it really helps improve the students writing and points out things in their writing that they can not see.
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  1. Jesse I totally agree with you that you should give compliments throughout peer editing. When peer editing your classmates work it is important that you get them to see what they did wrong , and also what they did right. Everyone will not receive constructive criticism well some may take offense to it. That is why it is so important to compliment your peers so that you can avoid hurting their feelings.