Peer Review Exhibit
Peer editing is an important step in the revision process of any paper. While the majority of
one's writing will always be derived directly from the author, the perspective of an outside party can
tremendously improve that writing. These improvements can be as simple as fixing grammatical errors
that one cannot discern while reading his or her own writing or as complex as adding significant
structural ideas to the paper. In the following example, I helped a classmate by pointing out both the
simple grammatical errors, such as capitalization errors, missing commas, and poor word chose, and
the more important structural errors, including a misleading thesis and a lack of clarity as to the
direction of the paper.
Why Study Literature?
By Kate Quadagno
Literature presents the opportunity to learn lessons through other’s past experiences. It teaches
in such a way that history does not have to repeat itself, so long as people are willing to read, learn and
remember. Because messages concerning prejudice, war and government control are conveyed through
many different works, including To Kill a Mockingbird
, All Quiet on the Western Front
, and 1984
are responsible for taking to heart the ideas that go beyond mere words printed on pages
and carrying them out, making them applicable in today’s society, as well as in our daily lives.
The Pulitzer Prize- winning novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird,
written by Harper Lee, focuses on
racial injustice as well as the importance of maintaining integrity. The story is told by Scout Finch, a
six-year-old girl, living in Maycomb, Alabama, during the years of the great depression. Her father,
Atticus, is assigned the difficult task of defending, Tom Robinson, an African American accused of