During today’s class, you will each have an opportunity to peer review two workplace reports by different students. It is your responsibility to find others in class with these documents that you can exchange for peer review. Don’t restrict yourselves to two-person exchanges. You might need to exchange documents between three people so that there is no odd person out.
For each document that you review, you will write a brief memo (each student should end up writing two memos). This memo will be emailed to the author of the document that you are reviewing (as an attachment or copy-and-pasted text) AND you will copy-and-paste your memo into a comment made to this blog post. At the end of class, you should have emailed two memos and made two comments to this blog post.
When you receive a classmate’s document printout, initial it at the top of the page.
Read the author’s document carefully and have the example documents available on OpenLab open on your screen for reference.
Write a memo addressed to the author of the document that you are reviewing. Your memo should contain these things: memo information block, a one sentence introduction (you are providing feedback on x document by y person), and between 5-10 bullet points written in complete sentences/paragraphs that provide suggestions, comments, questions, directions, and guidance for improving the document that you are reading. Remember: No document is perfect and can always be improved upon. Let Simon Cowell be your spiritual guide in this respect.
Again, remember to email your memo to the author of the document reviewed (attach it as a Word docx file, an Adobe PDF, or simply copy-and-paste your memo’s contents into the email), AND copy-and-paste your memo into a comment made to this blog post. Do not put all of your memos into the same comment. Instead, make a separate comment for each memo that you write.