Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blog Post #3

clip art of a boy and girl. The girl has blonde hair in pigtails, a pink backpack on, and an orange dress on. The boy has brown hair, a green backpack on, and a blue outfit on.
Peer reviewing is a great asset in the learning process. It allows the writer to get a fresh set of eyes to look at his or her work. It can embarrassing, awkward, unhelpful, unproductive, productive..etc. Peer reviewing is what you and your peers make of it. After reviewing Peer Editing, Tutorial Peer Editing, and Writing Peer Review (Peer Critique) TOP 10 Mistakes, I have gained knowledge on how to properly peer review and how I can use my new set of skills to help other people learn.

If I had to explain peer review in two words it would be, "positive criticism." All three resources stress the importance of remaining positive. Peer review is not meant to be an embarrassing or negative process. When I peer review, I will make sure to begin with a compliment and end with a compliment. This way the writer knows I am not trying to insult them in any way, shape, or form. I want them to know I am pointing out certain things to help make his or her writing better. I will look forward to peer reviewing as it my chance to help a fellow student strengthen his or her writing. I hope to learn from my fellow students as they look over my writings and help me grow and develop my skills as a writer.


  1. Good post. Also, good job adding working links and a picture with alt/title modifiers

  2. Emily, I really enjoyed reading your post. It was very interesting because you mentioned the fact that you had "gained knowledge" on how to peer edit properly. Well, I can agree with you because I did also. Before watching the videos, I had not been taught how to peer edit properly. Now, I feel enlightened in the process and I can move forward with "positive criticism." Great Choice of words!