critique your peers rough draft

This week, you will critique the Final Research Paper draft posted by your peers. Critique ONE of your peer’s drafts. Be sure to critique a draft that has not yet been critiqued. I attached the paper you will be critiquing. I hope 16 hours is enough time. The sooner we get it in, the better. Hopefully before anybody else critiques it.For clear directions and guidelines on how to complete your peer review, please refer to the Peer Review Instructions and Rubric file in the Instructions and Rubrics folder located in the Course Documents section of Blackboard.
Peer review is important to your improvement as a writer. Not only will you learn from the suggestions your peers offer you to improve your paper, but you will also learn from the suggestions you offer them. As a reviewer, you essentially serve as an editor, a facilitator, and a coach; you offer your peer suggestions and encouragement with their work.
As a reviewer, you will write a 250-300 word review of your classmate’s work. You can type the review directly into the discussion board, or, upload it as an attachment in the discussion board. For your reviews, consider the following:
Download the attachment of the draft that your classmate has uploaded in the appropriate discussion board and read your classmate’s rough draft.
Take the time to read the piece completely and objectively. You are critiquing the work, not the person. Keep your personal feelings about the topic to yourself. If you are unable to offer a critique on a topic because of personal beliefs, move on to another classmate’s paper.
Add marginal comments by adding “New Comment” or utilizing the “Track Changes” feature using Microsoft Word’s Review Tab. Save your classmate’s draft with your comments and, in your response to your classmate’s post on the discussion board, attach their reviewed draft.
After you’ve attached your classmate’s reviewed draft, this is where you will write your 250-300 word review of your classmate’s work.
Begin with the strengths of the work. What works? Why? Provide examples.
Next, suggest areas where your peer should focus their revision. Do so in a positive manner:
Your final words should be an overall summary of the work of your classmate, focusing on the positive.
Be polite and courteous.
Good: The second paragraph of your paper is really strong. In your next draft, you may want to consider using it as your introductory paragraph.
Bad: Your introduction is bad but the second paragraph is pretty good.
Peer Review Rubric
Critical Elements
Exemplary – 10 points
Proficient – 8 points
Needs Improvement – 7 points
Not Evident – 5 points
Analysis
Student offers a comprehensive analysis of peer’s work demonstrating a clear understanding of the course concepts
Student analysis contains gaps but demonstrates a strong understanding of the course concepts
Student analysis contains significant gaps and does not demonstrate a strong understanding of the course concepts
Student offers little analysis and does not demonstrate an understanding of the course concepts.
Evaluation
Student provides extensive evaluation of the work’s strengths and weaknesses
Student provides clear evaluation of the work’s strengths and weaknesses
Student offers evaluation of the work but focuses too greatly on either strengths or weaknesses
Student offers little evaluation of the work’s strengths and weaknesses
Value
Student utilizes the “Comments” and “Track Changes” features on MS Word to ensure concrete suggestions for improvement along with pointing out the work’s strengths
Student utilizes the “Comments” and “Track Changes” features on MS Word and offers some concrete suggestions for improvement along with pointing out the work’s strengths
Student utilizes the “Comments” and “Track Changes” features on MS Word and offers some concrete suggestions for improvement but lacks in detail
Student does not utilize the “Comments” and “Track Changes” features on MS Word and offers few or nosuggestions for improvement
Tone
Student offers suggestions in positive tone and focuses on the work, not the individual
NA
NA
Student offers suggestions in a negative tone and does not focus on the work
Grammar and Mechanics
2 or fewer errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations
3-4 errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations
5-7 errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations
8 or more errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations
Earned Total
100 total points possible