Thank you to those of you who submitted your first drafts of the Unit 3: Writing in a New Genre assignment. Just as we did with Units 1 and 2, we’re going to use peer review to get feedback and guide revision for the final draft. Feedback on your peers’ work is due by noon (12pm) on Friday, 12/2.
Thank you for sticking to this deadline, so that everyone has sufficient time to work on revisions over the weekend.
After reading & annotating this post, please go back to review the Unit 1 Peer Review Writing Workshop, which has important information about Peer Review (purpose, expectation, grading, Peer Review worksheet, etc.) that also applies to this and future peer review assignments. Make sure, also, to review the Unit 3 Assignment (especially the Artist Statement Guidelines), and the Unit 3 Writing Workshop (including the student work examples I provided). When reviewing your peers’ work, pay attention to the following:
- Is the new genre piece effective for the intended audience, genre, & publication?
- Does the new genre piece follow (apply) the conventions of the chosen genre?
- Is the research incorporated effectively / accurately (including integration of quotations and citations)?
- Does the Artist’s Statement have all the required components?
- Is the work organized effectively / cohesively? Pay attention to things such as the order of paragraphs, topic sentences, transitions … reverse outline will be helpful!
- What was your experience reading the project?
- What did you learn? What were you confused by?
One of the best things about peer review is that as we become more skilled readers of others’ writing, we also can turn that critical eye to our on writing. So after you peer review your group members’ writing, go back and do the peer review on yourself. You’ll be amazed at the progress / revisions you can make!
Just like before, Peer Review will be happening in Perusall. I have created “Assignments” for each of the first drafts, so go to the two essays you are assigned to, and complete the work from there.
There is also a new “folder” in the Perusall Library, entitled “Student Work: Writing in a New Genre First Drafts” (look within the “Unit 3″ folder): each students who submitted work has two files there. Make sure to review & peer review both files (the new genre piece & the accompanying Artist’s Statement).
As always, you can view all submitted first drafts, but you are each only responsible for peer-reviewing two projects (see below for your assigned groups).
*Note: If you did not submit a first draft by the deadline (W 11/30 by 12pm), you will not get the benefit of peer review. However, you are still part of a peer review group, and are responsible for reading and commenting on your two assigned essays. Peer Review groups are listed below.
[Submitted Unit 3: Writing in a New Genre projects, which will be peer-reviewed]
The following students should peer-review Brianna’s Unit 3 work:
- Brianna S.
The following students should peer-review Indira’s Unit 3 work:
*Her new genre piece will be uploaded to Perusall soon (I am waiting to receive it in an accessible format), so stay tuned!
- Brianna B.
The following students should peer-review Jasper’s Unit 3 work:
- Brianna B.
The following students should peer-review Jiacheng’s Unit 3 work:
- Brianna S.
The following students should peer-review Lizbeth’s Unit 3 work:
Hello professor, I just noticed that my work art wasn’t incorporated on Perusall and any peer will be able to review it or give me any feedback. I submitted both files.
Hi Indira. I made a note of the issue in the post above & had emailed you requesting a re-submission early Wednesday afternoon, but have not received a reply. Below is what I sent you:
“Thank you for submitting your work. However, I cannot open your new genre piece, or upload it to Perusal for Peer Review (it is not an accepted file format). Could you download it in another format (perhaps as a PDF?) so we can access it?”
Hi, I didn’t see the email, sorry. I don’t think I will be able to sent it on PDF on color. I am at work now, but I will try.
I luckily sent the work art to my personal email. I was able to downloaded it and changed it to a PDF file.
Great, thanks Indira for re-submitting it. I was able to open the file this time around, and have uploaded it to Perusall.
Lizbeth, Jasper, Brandon, Brent, Jayleen, Brianna B., & Patricia — if you’re still able to take a look and drop some feedback for Indira today (since she was your second peer review assignment), I’m sure she’d be grateful.
Thanks a lot