Step 1In groups of 3-4 to four you will do the following:1. Each person will take a turn in reading their paper out loud. While the reader is reading his or her paper the listeners are:a. First time: making a chart of likes and dislikes about the paperb. Second time: writing down comments, questions, and suggestions to improve the paper.2. Once the reader has read the paper twice then while the reader remains silent and writes down the feedback the rest of the group will take turns explaining their feedback.3. Repeat until all have completed the task in the group.
Step 2In your group switch papers and read someone’s paper silently and do the following:a. Fill out the peer editing formb. Make comments in the margins of their paper
Peer EditingIs thesis strong and concise? If not, how does it need help?Is paper in MLA format?Do citations follow MLA format?Is syntax concise?Do paragraphs follow an organized structure?Do the details and development prove the thesis?Are commas in the correct place?Are verbs concise and powerful?There should not be any contractions, are there any?
Do not start a sentence “I think,” “I believe,” “In this essay I will,” “In conclusion,” or anything of the like. If your partner has any of these please correct them for him or her.Is the paper general or specific?Are their any spelling errors or typos?If there are any first personal pronouns (I, we, you, our) please make them and fix the sentence for him or her.Does each paragraph have a topic sentence for each paragraph that relates to the thesisDoes this have an academic voice?Finally, look over the writing rubric and explain to your partner what he or she needs to do to improve.
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