Sunday, September 8, 2013

Blog Post #3

Peer Editing can be a scary thing for many students. A lot of the time, students do not know a good way to edit their peers and they are afraid of hurting their feelings. I know that I have always been worried about criticizing someone else's work because I did not want to upset them. In the video, "What is Peer Editing?" we are given three important steps to peer editing.
Step one: Compliments.
There is one important rule in peer editing, STAY POSITIVE.
stay positive

Step two: Making Suggestions.
Give the writer specific ideas of how to make their writing better.
Step three: Corrections.
When making corrections, check for punctuation, grammar, sentences, and spelling.

There are many things you need to stay away from when doing a quality peer review. You do not want to be a Picky Patty or a Mean Margret. When giving suggestions to someone, we need to always be aware of their feelings and if we need to criticize or critique something, it needs to be done in a way that will benefit them and not offend them in any way. In peer editing, you need to be sure to use constructive criticism to help your peers. If used correctly, peer editing can be a very effective tool in the classroom. There are several ways to go about the peer editing process. You can do this publicly by commenting directly on their blog, or you can do it privately through an email, a phone call, or a text message. When making specific suggestions on corrections, I would probably prefer to do that in a private setting. I have learned a lot about peer editing and feel much more comfortable about this process now.


  1. Thoughtful. Good post.

    Remember the 3 guidelines when editing your peers work this semester.