Peer.Rev.Guidelines - own paper better III How do we best...

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English 212/209/310 Ms. Malnig G UIDELINES FOR P EER R EVIEW I. What is peer review? You can define it in many ways. I like to think of peer review as my chance to see how other people understood the assignment and find out what parts of my essay are confusing to another reader. II. Why do we have peer review? There are many reasons to have peer review. Here are a few: Research shows that students who use peer review generally make more progress than students who don’t. It helps you look at your paper in a new way – from the perspective of other readers. This can help you rewrite your paper, even if you don’t make the exact changes that your peer(s) suggested. It helps you know what your strengths are. Reading someone else’s paper helps you think about your own paper. You can reflect on what your peers did well, what they didn’t do well, and how you want to make your
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Unformatted text preview: own paper better. III. How do we best help each other? Be honest and critical but polite and respectful . Don’t focus on grammar or spelling, unless I instruct you to do so. Focus on the content of what is being discussed. Ask questions! This is usually more helpful than just telling the other person what he/she should do to “fix” the paper. For example, instead of saying “You need more details,” try writing questions in the margin in places where you want more information. IV. What if I don’t like the advice my peers give me? Listen to your peers and take notes. It’s probably best not to decide right away whether you will follow their suggestions. At home, re-read your paper considering their questions and suggestions. If you still disagree, that’s okay. It’s your paper. ENG 209/212/310 1 Peer Review Guidelines...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course ENG 208 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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