Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blog Post #3: Peer Editing

Peer Perfection

While watching the video, What is Peer Editing? and viewing the slideshow, Peer Editing with Perfection, both of these tools describes the three basic approaches to peer editing. Starting the editing with an opening compliment keeps things in a positive light, letting the peer know that you are helping them not attacking them. After your opening compliments the next step would be providing suggestions to improve the work. Suggesting different word choices or elaborating on details will increase the value of the peer's work. Continue on to the next step of analyzing the writing. You should check for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure for mistakes and make the corrections that are needed.

Nightmares of Peer Reviews

TOP 10 MISTAKES, portrayed different peer personalities. The video shows multiple students and wrong actions when being edited by a peer. For example, there was a student called "Off-task Oliver," Oliver had the problem of getting distracted and not focusing on the editing process. Also another student was "Whatever William," where William had the problem of not caring about the task at hand. One little girl stood out from the video and her name was "Picky Patty." The video showed that she was too picky and found every mistake big or small. But my question is "Isn't that a good thing?" Would you not to fix all your mistakes to achieve the best possible finished product? Though she showed being picky in a negative light, one can be picky in a helpful friendly way.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lauren. First off, I love the picture you used in this post. Also, I agree with what you said about "Picky Patty" from TOP 10 MISTAKES. I don't think there is anything wrong with pointing out every flaw in someone's paper as long as you do it in a positive, encouraging manner. Obviously you should not be rude about pointing out mistakes, but I do think you should point out all the ones you see! Isn't that the main point of peer editing? Anyway, good luck on the rest of the semester.