Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Peer Editing

Question: How can students turn a negative critique of their writing into a positive?

Answer: “Know what you want to be critiqued in your writing.”

. “Be open to change.”

. “Put emotion on the back-burner.”

. Ask questions about the criticism and the material being criticized. Be specific. Students will probably have to learn how to ask for helpful responses.

. “Turn negative feedback into positive action.”

Comment: After each peer-editing session, ask students to reflect on the effectiveness of the session, probably in writing. Help students to learn how to put criticism in positive language. RayS.

Title: “5 Tips to Get the Most from critique.” BA Taylor. The Writer (July 2011), 12.

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