Your instructor will send you the first draft submitted by one of your peers through the classroom e-mail system.
Copy edit the other student's paper using copy editing marks or the Track Changes editing function in Microsoft Word.
Provide feedback related to clarity, conciseness, and clear organization of thought.
Consider the following when providing feedback:
Does the writer make clear his or her thesis in the introduction, including what research concepts are going to be addressed? If not, discuss what you think the thesis is, and what questions are being addressed, but are not listed.
Are the links between the concepts and examples clearly made? If not, list some issues that were left out, or some important examples that were left out.
Does the writer use research terminology appropriately and correctly? If so, give some examples of good uses. If not, put an * in the margin where the vocabulary should be more clear and specific.
Does the paper follow a clear organizational pattern? Do the body paragraphs appear in a logical order? If not, suggest which paragraphs should be moved and where. Does the paper flow smoothly? If not, put a question mark in the margin where you were confused.
Does the writer give enough information to clearly support his or her thesis? If not, put a wavy line next to paragraphs that need more details, illustrations, or examples.
Do you notice any errors in GMP (grammar, mechanics, punctuation)? If so, put a check mark in the margin where appropriate.
What advice can you give this writer to improve the draft overall?
While APA format is not required for the feedback provided on your peer's paper in this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.