A. In same groups you were in to peer edit:
10 minutes to read your essay
- Read the whole thing
- Stop where I’ve written something and read that, too.
- Read the notes at the end
- Show them to your group: discuss and ask each other questions about my comments.
- Look over YOUR self-grading.
- How close were you? This is important for the “real” world writing you’ll do.
Grades: To pass from 70 to 75, you must average 4.0 out of 6.0 to move on. (also 70% on homework).
6-5= A to B+
4-3= B to C
2-1= C- to D
If you received a 4 or above, you’re on track for 75. If you earned a 3.75 or below, you’ve got to catch up on the next three essays.
- Two types of comments- as I read (local) and as I look over it again for score (global).
- Not bad on thesis. Could be more “insightful”
- Some didn’t match support, so change support or change thesis?
- Not many make the reader want to learn more, keep reading.
- tended to more general. Could be more specific. (This will continue to affect scores in Word Choice, too.) Paint the picture.
- Also, keep the thesis in front of reader. Explain, even when it’s obvious, how your support connects to the thesis.
- Hooks ok. Too many began with questions.
- Conclusions mostly cookie cutter, which is ok, too, for now.
- Sequence is good.
- Transitions are coming along well.
- Pacing ok.
- Grammar an issue in some esp. R/O and V/T.
- Paragraphing (topic sentences, one main idea/event) needs work.
- Yancey Yore/William Peckman
- The 24 hour rule
- SAVE EVERTHING
- IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START, IT’S WHERE YOU FINISH!
- You will have a chance at the end of the quarter to improve your score for one of your essays by revising based on my comments and based on what you’ve learned.
- Work Harder.
- Change your habits/attitudes.
- Real Writing review.
- Read more closely.
- More drafts .
- Writing Center.
- See Me.