- Be able to critique their own and others’ work by emphasizing global revision early in the writing process and local revision later in the process.
In my early efforts at peer review, I was unable to make the most helpful comments and was unable to help my peers very much. I was not good at explaining what part of the sentence I did not understand, like or believe was incorrect grammar. I did not do a very good job at using the local and global revisions given. I would make my own comments off to the side and not identify what kind of revision it was. On the next peer review I was able to better help my peers to understand what I thought was wrong and they were able to better use my comments to make a stronger paper. After writing my own papers I was able to make comments about things I did that would work better in my peer’s paper and was able to use better information when I understood what they were writing about. My comments became stronger as my own writing improved. I noticed that as I got to my final paper I was able to make comments on others papers that would reflect the level of work I was producing. I was able to write a very good final essay and edit my peers’ essays much better by giving them strong comments about the topic as well as finding grammatical and spelling errors. I could spot a sentence in their paper as well as mine that had the L for incorrect sentence structure and fix my paper as well as help them fix theirs.