Thursday, 02 Jan 2014

Respond

Peer Review of “Necklace” Expansion

For this assignment, each group member should read 2 other projects posted by classmates. Within your groups, coordinate so that you read as widely as possible. (By that I mean, Gus Griffin from Team 1 agrees to read the projects of Team 2 and Team 3; Sally Student from Team 1 agrees to read the projects of Team 4 and Team 5, and so on. I’d rather not have Gus and Sally both reading the projects from Team 2 and Team 3.)

What is the purpose of peer review?

When I ask Sally to read and comment on Gus’s text, sometimes Gus will report that Sally’s comments weren’t all that helpful. Perhaps Sally is not an expert in grammar, or didn’t read the assignment instructions closely enough, or has such a different idea about the assignment that Gus doesn’t feel Sally has anything to contribute that will help his grade.

But I didn’t ask Sally to read Gus’s paper because I expect Sally will help Gus’s grade. Perhaps something she says will be really helpful; perhaps not.

I asked Sally to read Gus’s paper because doing so will help Sally gain experience in analyzing and critiquing her own work.  Likewise, regardless of whether Sally’s comments help Gus, Gus will gain from the experience because, when he reads papers by Stewart and Julie, he can gain insight from seeing how other students resolved the same creative and technical challenges he faced.

Constructive Criticism

Bear in mind that I am asking you to give feedback in a public forum. This is not the place to flame someone else’s grammar (though you might politely hint “I got a little tangled up when I read this passage”). Neither is it the place for general affirmation (“Good job!”) with no explanation.

Feedback Template

I don’t want to limit anyone to following this formula, but here is a suggestion for a three-part feedback structure that begins specific things that you liked, and then continues with specific suggestions for revision. Note that there is a 1000 word limit… if you are asking for more of something, you’ll also need to ask for less of something else.

  • I liked it when…. (be specific — quote examples) because (reasons).
  • In your revision, I’d like to see less of…. (be specific — quote examples) because (reasons).
  • In your revision, I’d like to see more of… (be specific — quote examples) because (reasons).

 Content

Post a brief response to both projects you are reviewing, demonstrating your ability to read closely (by avoiding summary, quoting passages for textual support, and keeping your response focused on the text your peers have provided).

You may respond to both projects in a single post, or you may use the “Blog Me” button twice, once for each text you are reviewing.

32 Comments

  1. abbeyfleckenstein says:

    I absolutely loved reading other groups hypertext expansions. Way to go Groups 5 and 1!

    http://blogs.setonhill.edu/abbeyfleckenstein/2013/12/30/peer-review/

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  4. katiecatanzarite says:

    Groups Two and Five had interesting concepts and ideas

    http://blogs.setonhill.edu/katiecatanzarite/2013/12/31/peer-review-of-necklace-expansion/

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  7. jenniferclark says:

    5 & 6…Get Your Kicks…Start with words, then add a few tricks…..

    http://blogs.setonhill.edu/jenniferclark/2014/01/01/peer-review-of-necklace-expansion/

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  13. zacharysheffler says:

    Two different kinds of stories, one happy reader.

    http://blogs.setonhill.edu/zacharysheffler/2014/01/02/peer-review-of-necklace-expansion/

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  15. sha4436 says:

    Two stories and one magic ride

    http://blogs.setonhill.edu/sha4436/?p=77

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