Writing an essay can sometimes feel a little bit scary. Peer Editing can help take away some of the stress. I have a paper due and I NEED HELP!
What is Peer Editing? Peer Editing is a technique in which students read and comment on each others’ work. It benefits the writer by providing thoughtful feedback and suggestions for improvement. It benefits the editor by giving him or her a chance to practice editing – a key step in the revision process.
Guidelines for Peer Editing
Step-by-Step Instructions Begin by opening the Peer Editing Worksheet from your instructor. Keep this open so that you can answer these questions as you work through the essay you will peer edit. Go to Groups > Peer Editing Group > File Exchange folder and upload your first draft so that it, too, can be peer edited. Next, open the essay(s) you will edit from this same folder. Note: If there are 3 people in your group, you will edit 2 essays.
On the to-be-edited essay, open the Review tab and use the New Comment feature, the Strikethrough feature, and the Highlighting feature to provide feedback.
If you need a refresher, refer to the video clip located in your Assignments or link to the file here.
Save the changes and upload the file with your comments to the File Exchange folder. Remember to include the answers from the Peer Editing Worksheet. Repeat these steps for each person in your group! Be sure to use the comments you receive to make improvements to your own essay.