Peer evaluations have proven to be one of the most beneficial and impactful methods of improvement. It is also one of the hardest things to do, as a peer evaluator walks a thin line between constructive criticism and harsh opinion. Nevertheless, you might be surprised at how helpful the advice of your classmates can be.
For this assignment, you are to evaluate the rough drafts of two different classmates based on the provided rubric below.
To retrieve these rough drafts, you will need to return to “The Rough Draft” forum in week five of this course.
A few parameters:
- Your individual rough drafts should have already been submitted in the “Rough Draft” forum in week five.
- Choose two different rough drafts to evaluate (when possible, please choose the drafts you will review that have not been reviewed by your classmates or that only have one review. By doing this, we can better ensure that each of your fellow students has at least one peer review on his or her work—simply put, choose carefully; don’t just pick the first two drafts you see).
- Each of these reviews should have your feedback provided in a Word or Open Office Document. Utilize the provided rubric (linked above) and include this with your constructive feedback, incorporating specific, positive remarks as well as helpful suggestions so your peer is able to see you genuinely evaluated their rough draft.
- You will provide this feedback as a reply to each of your two peers within this Peer Review Drop Box which will then be graded upon the close of this week.
The following rubric will be used by the instructor to grade your reviews:
|Grading Criteria Assignments||Maximum Points|
|Original Rough Draft submitted in week 5||10|
|Ensures criteria for final project are incorporated||30|
|Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts||20|
|Clearly presents constructive feedback – positive replies and suggestions for improvement||30|
|Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, APA structure and incorporates peer review rubric||10|