Monday, January 26, 2015

Blog Post #3

How can you provide meaningful feedback to your peer?

Let's eat Grandpa. Let's eat, Grandpa. Punctuation saves lives!
What is peer editing? In the video What is peer editing?, the author explains to us that peer editing is working with someone your own age to help improve, revise, or edit his or her writing. Peer editing helps students improve their papers or writings before they have to turn them in for a grade. I think peer editing is a great tool to use for students to help them obtain all points possible with just a little help from a classmate. 

As I was flipping through the slides on, Peer Edit with Perfection, the author of this presentation teaches us that there are 3 steps to correctly edit a peer's work. 1) Compliments 2)Suggestions and 3) Corrections. She tells us that a good peer editor should always start with a compliment. Compliment what you liked or what you think the student you are editing did well in his or her paper. Second, she told us to make suggestions. If you think they should add a few words or change their sentence structure then suggest it, don't be a "Pushy Polly" as they mentioned in, Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes. Lastly, you should make corrections. If you find words spelled incorrectly, run on sentences, or any other grammatical errors; you should correctly note that on their paper so they can go back and make those changes. When you are editing someone's work make sure you are being very specific where corrections need to be made and always remember to STAY POSITIVE! 


  1. I like the picture you used for this blog post. I also used one of the names mentioned in "Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes." I used "Mean Margaret." I like the way you began with the definition of peer editing; then lead into to steps to peer edit.

  2. I agree with you that peer editing is great for students as long as they go about it with a positive attitude. The teachers I had never really taught us how to peer edit positively. I always worried that I would upset one of my classmates if I was to harsh on their work. I know now that it's not okay to beat around the bush when editing someone's work. You have to do your best no matter what someone will say.

  3. I enoyed reading your blog. I agree that peeer editing is very useful.
    Also, your blog is very well put togher, great orginization skills!