Project 3 Peer Review

This is the post for the Friday, March 20, 2015 class meeting.

Writer kitteh from is peer review day for Project 3. You can share whatever drafts you have—your web essay, your presentation, or both.

Presentation Sign-Up

If you have not done so, sign up for a presentation slot for sharing your tool with the class, using the Sign-Up Tool in Scholar. If you fail to sign-up, you will receive a zero for your presentation. Likewise, if you don’t give a presentation, you will receive a zero.

Peer Review Activity

For today’s peer review, you will look at one another’s web portals and use an online form to guide your feedback. You will also provide each other verbal feedback. Please complete these steps:

  • Pair up with someone else in class. You may have to work in threes if there is an odd number of people in class.
  • Share your projects with one another, using whatever method is easiest. You can probably read one another’s screens.
  • AUTHOR: Tell your partner what you have written so far and what your biggest concerns are about the project. Explain what you most want feedback on.
  • PARTNER: Provide feedback on the following:
    • Address the concerns that the author has raised.
    • If you notice any spelling errors, punctuation errors, or typos, point them out, but please focus more on the content rather than editing.
    • Determine whether the project includes all the required elements:
      • Rhetorical situation
      • Design choices
      • Modes of communication
      • Affordances and constraints
    • Point out the positive features and aspects of the project. Tell the author what should not be changed and why it is good.
    • Make any suggestions you can to improve the project.
    • Be sure you end your conversation with a bit of encouragement.
  • Switch places and repeat the process.

Today’s Blog Post

In today’s blog post, talk about what happened in your peer review conversation. Write a post that uses these two headings:

  1. What I Heard in Peer Review
  2. What I Need to Do

Your goal in this post is to summarize what you heard from your partner in class, and then to detail the things that you still need to do before you present and turn in the project. You can use a list for the second part of your post if you would like.


  • For Monday, 3/23 through Friday, 3/27:
    • If you are presenting Monday, be sure that you send the URL to your presentation by 9 PM on Sunday, March 22 so that I can set up Monday’s post.
    • Be prepared to listen to each presentations in class; attendance is required even if you are not presenting. You will write a blog posts for each class day.
  • For Monday, 3/30:
    • Project 3 due. We will work on the reflection memo in class.
  • For Wednesday, 4/1:
    • We’ll go over Project 4, the remix a story project.