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Techniques for Responding to a Peer s Writing* Neal Lerner MIT Why respond? Responding to writing is a vital activity (after all, we all need readers), but not necessarily an easy one. Response can take several forms: You might respond as a way of starting a discussion with your peer about his or her paper content. You might respond as a way of building a relationship with the writer. You might respond to share your reactions as a reader. You might respond in the role of “expert” to provide specific knowledge and feedback about the writer’s approach. However, whatever your specific purpose, the bigger picture to keep in mind is that your response should enable the writer to learn, whether that learning will show up in subsequent drafts or future papers. Below are several strategies for both summary response (commentary that sums up your feedback to a writer’s draft) and in-text comments (the feedback that you place throughout the draft): Summary Response—Make it personal: It might seem simple enough, try to start your overall response to your peer by addressing him or her by name. This “personal” touch has meaning for the writer as it conveys sincerity and acknowledgement of the student as
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