Archives for October 21, 2015

Web Essay Peer Review

This is the post for the Wednesday, October 21, 2015 class meeting.

Typing cat (asleep on the keyboard) needs to finish essayImportant Dates

  • Wed, Oct 21: Project 3 Peer Review in class
  • Mon, Oct 26: Project 3: Interrogate a Story Source due by 11:59 PM
  • Mon, Nov 2: Project 3 grace period ends at 11:59 PM


Canvas Documentation (in case you get stuck)

Peer Review Activity

Respond to the two drafts you have been assigned for Peer Feedback, following these instructions:

  • Follow the Canvas Documentation to find the drafts you have been assigned. Note that you must have turned in your draft on time to be assigned peer review partners.
  • Write a response to each of the two drafts (Canvas Documentation) that includes the following information:
    1. Check the title of the web essay, and tell your partner if it is unique and appropriate.
    2. Try out the web essay’s navigation, and let the author know if it is clear and useful (and/or how to improve it).
    3. Check the web essay for the required content, and let the author know if anything is missing. You should find the following information:
      • rhetorical situation
      • design choices
      • modes of communication
      • affordances
      • constraints
    4. Add comments on the content of the web essay. Comment on at least three things your classmate does well and at least three things that your classmate could improve on.
    5. If you notice any spelling errors, punctuation errors, or typos, you can mention them in your comments, but please focus more on the content than editing and proofreading.
  • If you finish giving people feedback, you can begin revising your web essay, based on the feedback you have received.


For today, please do the following:

  • Revise your site based on the peer feedback you received, using the Canvas Documentation to find your peers’ feedback.
  • If you didn’t complete feedback for the classmates assigned to you, please do so immediately. Your classmates are waiting to hear from you.

For Friday’s session (10/23), do the following before class:

  • Continue work on your project and have whatever you need to work on your project in class.
  • Be prepared to show me your work in class. We’ll do mini-conferences.

For Monday’s session (10/26), do the following before class:

  • Be ready to turn in your project in class (unless you are taking advantage of the grace period).
  • Monday will be the last day we will discuss the web essay in class.