Only students who have completed the full text of their essay and included appropriate citations may proceed to this level. Students who need additional time may continue drafting in the library.
Sharing comments with your classmates is a useful way to improve your writing. This is a valuable skill that can help you at university and in your future career and creative pursuits.
Some quick advice on best practices:
A note to reviewers: Your main purpose is to help the writer produce a better paper. No paper is beyond criticism. At the same time, there is always a kind way to offer any criticism, and you should choose this way. Everyone who cares about their writing also feels deeply insecure about it.
A note to writers: The natural first reaction to any criticism is defensiveness and sometimes anger at the commentator. It is better not to express this. Use the feedback constructively and assume it was meant in kindness. At the same time, write something that you want to take responsibility for, since in the end it is your name at the top of the page.
This exercise is worth 5 points. It will be evaluated based on evidence of you having completed the survey and providing meaningful spoken feedback to your peer.
Share your essay using Google Docs as "view only."
Read your partner's essay once through without commenting.
Based on your partner's essay, complete the Google Forms survey (shared by teacher). Most questions on this survey are multiple choice. For questions that are open response, 1-2 sentences should be sufficient for each.
When you are done, press "submit." A copy of the survey will appear in your inbox. Please forward a copy of this to your partner.
Once you and your partner have both completed the survey, take turns using the survey to discuss one another's papers with a focus on how you can both improve your writing.