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Peer editing instructions

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