How Can You Provide Meaningful Feedback to Your Peers
After watching What is Peer Editing? and Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes, and reading Peer Edit With Perfection Tutorial, I have learned that peer editing is given to help one another. I always kind of hold back on my critiques when peer editing. I do so because I feel that I may be too critical and I do not want to offend anyone. Ultimately, I feel that because I do not fully critique my peers paper I am hurting them rather than helping them. I feel this way because their papers only have half the critiques that are needed to improve their papers and not all the critiques that are needed to improve their paper.
These are the three steps to follow when peer editing. Step 1: Compliments, letting the author know what is good and what you enjoyed about the paper. Step 2: Suggestions, giving specific ideas about how to make the writing better. Lastly, Step 3: Corrections, making corrections to spelling, grammar, punctuation mistakes, and incomplete or run-on sentences. Following these three steps will really enhance my peer editing skills. Also these steps helped me realize that as long as I stay positive I will not offend any of my peers. Being positive is one thing we must all remember when peer editing.