Monday, October 10, 2005

*In Review...*

I wanted to open up a thread for discussion of today's peer review. How was the quality of the feedback you received? Will this help you make revisisons before the final draft is handed in on Wednesday? Feel free to share your thoughts...positive or negative.

If you don't feel comfortable leaving negative feedback, you can add an anonymous comment. However, if you post anonymously, I would like you to email the comment to me so I can make sure you get participation credit.

10 Comments:

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Brook said...

I found the peer review helpful. I wasn't sure if some of my quotes flowed well. My reviewer pointed out where and how things could be tightened up. As well, it gave me the opportunity to see how someone else wrote an article analysis. I found reading someone else's analysis to be helpful when fine tuning my own work.

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger P. Olson said...

I found the peer review very helpful because I was able to get feedback from a person who was having the same problems that I was. I was able to distinguish some problems in his paper, which made me look at my paper to see if I made some of the same mistakes (which I did). My reviewer was also able to point out some problems with my paper that Jonathan didn't comment on, so I have more feedback to use in fixing my article analysis.

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Charlie Huang said...

I also found the peer review helpful because my reviewer pointed out many things that I did not catch during my own revision, and I was able to benefit from his comments. It's also good that we get to spend a full 50 minutes reviewing each other's work so that we don't just have Jonathan's quick 10-minute comments to work with.

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger David said...

I thought the peer review was very helpful. Initially I felt very uncomfortable about how I was suppose to write my analysis, but after reading through other people's essay and getting comments I was able to get a clear idea of what was expected. I was also glad that we were able to spend most of the time peer reviewing because it allowed my reviewer and I to really take some time go deep into our essays and give quality feedback.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Nate said...

The most helpful part of the peer review for myself, as some others have noted is the oportunity to read another paper. I was able to take what that paper did well and apply it to my own as well as working on the flaws my reviewer noted in my paper.

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Graham said...

I'd have to say the review itself was not that helpful, but again, reading through other's papers definitely lets you put your own paper in perspective and get some fresh ideas.

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Tim Wong said...

I liked the peer review. I particularly liked the fact that we were given a full class to peer review someone else's paper, and have someone look at mine. It's helpful to have someone notice something about your paper that you wouldnt necessarily notice yourself. I think it's also helpful to be able to look at others' papers, and discover the different strategies that people take in their writing.

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger Quynh said...

I believe that "peer review" is always a good procedure in any writing class. It has helped me in previous writting classes and it should help me in this class also. The only problem I had with this "peer review" session was that I totally missed the procedures, so I couldn't get the help I needed.

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Phung said...

I was exhausted after writing the draft. All my ideas are composed in the draft. But after the peer review session, I learned at lot of elements that could improve my paper that I had never thought of before. And of course there were grammatical and punctuation errors that I didn't catch. No only peer review let other people to give me feedback, but I also get the opportunity to give feedback. I think peer review is a great way to get feedback without bothering the professor :)

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I think the peer reviews were a little helpful, but probably not worth the time. As other students have as vague of an understanding of what the teacher wants as everyone else, often there is little new insight one could offer in a peer review. (Unless someone doesn't read the assignment sheet.) Perhaps if we were reading for grammatical errors or if we were all experts in a certain field pertaining to our assignments we would be better able to help each either. Also, the fact that we received comments from the grader/teacher, there is little incentive to pay attention to our peer's comments. It was mentioned in class that there were significant errors that were found in a large percentage of the classes' papers. In these situations peer reviews are not helpful.

 

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