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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blog 3

Peer Editing

After reading the blog and analyzing the other material required for this blog post I learned a lot about the rules for peer editing. The basic definition of peer editing is "working with someone your own age usually someone in your class to help improving, revise, and edit his or her work". All of the resources provided gave the same three steps to peer editing compliment, give suggestions and corrections. The main idea is to stay positive while giving completing those three steps to peer editing.

There were also more detailed instructions given in order to effectively peer edit. When giving suggestions the resources provided explained some examples of suggestions would be; word choice, details, organization, sentence structure and topic. When giving this suggestions the peer should always remember to stay positive and be specific. The last step to a peer editing is correction some examples of correction that could be made are; punctuation, grammar, sentences and spelling.
3 steps to peer editing


  1. Hey Jennifer I am Kelly. I think peer editing is a great way to revise a paper. When the writer reads his/her own paper they may not catch the mistakes where, a peer will. Staying positive when peer reviewing is really important, in my opinion. If someone was editing my paper in a negative way, I would feel discouraged and embarrassed for my mistakes. Great post on peer editing, you really explain what peer editing is all about.

  2. Hi Jennifer! I'm Chea, and I'm a student in Dr. Strange's EDM510 class. It looks like you've certainly done your research on peer editing! I love the idea of peer editing, as well. Through peer editing, students are allowed to feel a sense of pride in helping fellow classmates. It also bolsters their confidence. I used peer editing with my 5th grade students. I would like to suggest providing students with a list of criteria to reference as they peer edit. This will help keep them on task. You're doing a great job! Keep up the good work! When do you expect to graduate?

  3. Hey Chea thanks for your input, I like your idea about giving the students a criteria to reference during the task of peer editing. I expect to graduate in the Fall of 2015. Thank Dr. Strange I plan to use what I have learned in my future classroom.

  4. C4C # 2
    Hello Jennifer, my name is Alex and I wanted to let you know your blog looks great. I very much agree with you when you said, “the peer should always remember to stay positive and be specific.”
    I too emphasized the need for positivity when commenting on writing, during peer editing. The comments made in the beginning of the editing process, set the tone for how our peers feel when their writing/projects are being scrutinized. I think being specific is very important as well when judging the quality of a persons writing. Rubrics are a thorough way for teachers and peers alike to make sure all the standards have been met. It is much easier; in my humble opinion, to be objective when you are asked to effectively review a peer, if you have a clear set of guidelines.