English 1302 Wiki Peer Review Week



Below you'll find the 2 pages that I am assigning to you for peer review. You should choose a 3rd page. Follow the instructions I distributed at Blackboard (or the ones I've also pasted in below the assignment chart.


Wiki Page Author and Subject
Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2
Leigha Williams Hawthorne
Amanda Blanton
Ashley Pearson
Amanda Blanton The Kiss
Tonya Darr
Hallie Davis
Jessica Williams To Kill a Mockingbird
Hallie Davis
Gloria Escobar
Tonya Darr Epic Fantasy
Joshua Robinson
Kristin White
JoLynn Gertson Ernest Hemingway
Amanda Blanton
Tasha Pratt
Gloria Escobar Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Leigha Williams
Melissa Carpenter
Hallie Davis Gender Criticism
Jessica Wiliiams
Brittany Burton
Joshua Robinson H.P. Lovecraft
Tonya Darr
Kelly Denton
Brittany Burton Jamaca Kincaid
JoLynn Gertson
Tasha Pratt
Kelly Denton Edgar Allan Poe
Leigha Williams
Ashley Pearson
Kristin White Romantic Comedy
Jessica Williams
Britanny Burton
Melissa Carpenter Jonathan Swift
JoLynn Gertson
Gloria Escobar
Ashley Pearson C. S. Lewis
Crystal Guida
Joshua Robinson
Crystal Guida Othello
Kelly Denton
Melissa Carpenter
Tasha Pratt William Faulkner
Crystal Guida
Kristin White

Additional Pages posted after Wednesday deadline

If your name did not appear in the table above, you may still offer peer reviews. Here are the pages that were not posted by the deadline on Wednesday of last week. Please review the pages that I have assigned below and 1 additional page.
Wiki Page Author and Subject
Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2
Robert Smith E. E. Cummings
Alexus Patterson
Michael Thomas
Clare Wahinya Adrienne Rich
Robert Smith
Alexus Patterson
No Name James Baldwin


Michael Thomas J. D. Salinger
Clare Wahinya
Michael Thomas
Alexus Patterson Ralph Ellison
Robert Smith
Clare Wahinya

Assignment Overview

Post your wiki page for peer review no later than noon, Wednesday, April 20th.
On Wednesday afternoon, I will review wiki page drafts posted. By 8 a.m., Thursday, April 21st, I will publish an assignment list so that you will know which pages to peer review.
You will review and respond to 3 drafts: 2 that I will assign and 1 of your own choice. Your reviews must be posted by 5 p.m., Sunday, April 24th.

Instructions

1. Post your wiki page for peer review. You should post as complete a draft as possible so that you will get helpful comments.
2. Review and respond to 3 drafts: 2 that I will assign (see below) and 1 of your own choice. Our wiki will include pages for 2 sections of English 1302 (051IN and 053IN). The 2 assigned drafts will be for classmates in your section of the course. You may choose the 3rd draft from either section.
You will type your comments at the bottom of each Wiki page that you're reviewing. You must identify where your review begins by creating a BLUE title that follows the example below. You can change font color via the "T" button on the edit bar.
The title of your review must include your name and the name of the page's author.
Jerry Smith's review of Mary Jones' Wiki page
Under no circumstances should you type into or alter the content of your classmates' projects.

Peer Review Details

During this week, you will be reading your classmates' pages and offering suggestions. Your goal is to help your classmates' make the best of this assignment, so make your comments constructive. The pages that you are reading are drafts, so they're bound to be a little rough. Don't focus heavily on issues like grammar because the sentences that you're commenting on may not be in the final draft. Note: Our Wiki site will include pages produced by students in 2 sections of the course.

The Peer Review: Required Content

Your commentary should, at the minimum, cover the following subjects, and you should provide specifics (paragraph # or section name) so that the draft's author will be able to understand exactly what you're commenting on:
Content:
· What is the best content section? Why?
· Which section needs the most work? What, specifically, do you suggest that the writer add or change?
· Identify paragraphs/sections that would benefit by additional details or research. Explain.
· Is the topic covered in sufficient detail?
Organization:
· Has the author created headings for each section of the page?
· How strong in the "opening"? How well does the first paragraph/section draw readers into the subject and make them want to read on?
· Should any of the paragraphs or sections be ordered differently or should any of the paragraphs be moved to another section (different heading)? Explain.
· Is there repetition (the same facts or ideas appear in more than one place)?
Design:
· Comment on the overall look of the page.
· Comment on the use of images and their placement.
· How well does the author use "white space"? (White space is the space between headings and paragraphs, between sections, or surrounding images.) Content with little white space is sometimes difficult to read.
The Research and Documentation Element
· Has the author cited correctly when she/he uses material from a research source?
· Has the author included a correct works cited list at the end of the page?
Note: In some ways these pages are like the research papers that you wrote in freshman English class. You've chosen a topic, done research, and decided how best to present your observations about an author's work as well as the ideas and facts that you found in your reading of expert sources.
As with those research papers, on your Wiki page, you must carefully document when you paraphrase, summarize, or quote from a source and you must include a complete list of content and image sources at the end of the page's final draft.
MLA documentation rules apply. If you don't have your freshman handbook, our library offers a "citation" libguide for MLA parenthetical citations as well as Works Cited entries.
Grammar and Mechanics:
These are drafts, which means that they'll probably have errors that will not appear in the final draft submitted here and to Safe Assign. You are not required to comment on grammar or mechanics. The authors are responsible for correcting errors before submitting the final draft for grading. However, if you notice a major error that appears in several place in the draft, you may include that information in your peer review.