We will follow this basic peer review process for all of the projects in the course:
- Post the share link to your drafts in the forums by 9 AM on Monday.
- Respond to two students in the forums by 11:55 PM on Monday.
- Revise your Project based on the feedback and turn in your project by 11:55 PM on Tuesday.
Posting Your Drafts for Project 3
- Follow the instructions in Step 1 of How do I use Google Drive for peer review? to set up sharing permissions for your documents. You need to share your draft with “Anyone with the link” or “People at Virginia Tech with the link” so that we can read your work.
- Go to your topic in the Project 3: Job Application Materials board in the forums. You’ll use the same topic where you posted basic information about your field.
- Share the link to your job application materials in Google Docs (or wherever they are). You can follow these instructions to make your link in the forum post clickable.
- Add a brief note that tells readers what job application project you are completing, so that they don’t have to read up your thread to find that information.
- If you have any specific concerns that you want your readers to consider, add a note on that as well.
- Be sure to Preview your forum post to make sure everything shows up the way you want it to, and then Submit your message.
Replying to Project 3 Drafts
Next, you will reply to the posts of some of your classmates:
Review the instructions in Step 2 of How do I use Google Drive for peer review? to learn how to use the Comment features in Google Drive.
- Go to the Project 3: Job Application Materials board in the forums, and read the drafts of at least two of your classmates and add a reply with advice and encouragement (more below).
- Find one post that no other student has replied to (so that we can be sure everyone gets a reply).
- Find a second post that has only one other student reply.
Use the link your classmate provided to go to his or her project and do the following:
- Check the title and any headings in the document, and add a comment to tell your classmate if it is clear and effective.
- If you notice any spelling errors, punctuation errors, or typos, mark them as you read, but please focus more on the content rather than editing.
- Add comments on the content of the draft.
- If your classmate used Google Drive, you can add comments on the document. Otherwise, just write your comments in the forum reply.
- Comment on at least three things your classmate does well and at least three things that your classmate could improve on. It’s fine to include more than the minimum number of comments. Refer to the ideas from the readings as appropriate.
Go back to the forums and add a reply to your classmate’s topic and add an overall comment in the forums that sums up what you thought of the job application materials and gives your classmate some encouragement.
Reviewing the Comments You Received
Once you have finished adding comments to your classmates’ projects, return to your own draft, read the comments that your classmates have given you, and add replies as appropriate. For instance, you might thank your partner for catching an error, ask your partner for more detail on feedback you don’t understand, or share a revision and ask your partner if it is an improvement. Your goal is to reply by 11:55 PM Monday night so that your classmate can use the information to revise.