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Doing Feedback: Second Writing Project

October 20, 2015

For the second essay in our class, I’ve asked that you identify a particular problem, question, or controversy that you can respond to by joining in to a conversation with other sources. In Joseph Harris’s terms, this will most likely involve coming to terms with the sources you’ve chosen and then forwarding or countering some of the claims those sources make. The conversation you choose to enter may be one we’ve already identified in our readings, or it may be one you’ve noticed in sources outside of our class texts. The goal, however, is to try to say how three or more authors have wrestled with a similar idea and then to add something of your own to offer a new perspective.

On Thursday of this week, we’ll be working again in groups to brainstorm and respond to each other’s initial drafts, and that means you’ll all need to do some preparation before our next class meeting. Here’s what you should do:

As a writer:

Post a draft of your second writing project to Canvas under the assignment “Second Writing Project: Peer Review Draft” by midnight on Tuesday, October 20.

In the “Comments” column to the right of your uploaded draft, post a substantial paragraph including the following information: 1) What do you feel best about with your current draft and 2) What questions do you have that your peer review partners might be able to help you with?

As a reader:

By Wednesday, October 21, visit the assignment page on Canvas. In the right hand corner of the page, you should see a “Peer Review” option with links to the drafts of your peer review partners.

Take time before class on Thursday, October 22 to read your partners’ drafts. Please post at least one substantial response to the draft in the “Comments” column to the right of the draft. Although it isn’t required, you may also use the comment toolbox, located at the top of the screen, to insert specific comments or feedback within the draft.

** Taken together, your paragraph reflection on your own draft and your comments on your partners’ drafts will count as your next quiz grade. **

Please be sure to bring a laptop or tablet to class with you on Thursday to access your partners’ drafts. If you aren’t able to bring a laptop of your own, let me know by Wednesday, and I’ll arrange to have one for you.

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Group 1: Hannah Foster, Mia Jackson, Jamison Jensen

Group 2: Jessica Dixon, Aaron Compton, Jungwoo Yun

Group 3: Charles Yang, Patrick Jackson, Reanna Sherman

Group 4: Laiken Harrigan, Kevin Sawyer, Erik Whitcomb

Group 5: Jon Cooper, Kendyl Walton, Ashutosh Aryal

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