Through the video What is Peer Editing, and slideshow Peer Edit With Perfection Tutorial, I learned what peer editing is and how to properly edit a peer's work. Peer editing is simply reviewing a classmates writing. I did not realize until now that there is actually a process of peer reviewing where you first compliment, then suggest, and finally correct their writing. Personally, I am not a fan of the correction step. I do not like going and changing another persons' writing. I think that suggestions are far more appropriate because they give the writer a choice to change the problem in their own way. I completely agree with the video and slideshow when they say that the best thing to do is to stay positive. Many people are sensitive about their writing and can feel as if they are being attacked when a suggestion or correction is recommended. Overall, I feel that as long as you are polite about what needs to be fixed there is nothing to worry about when peer editing.
Through the video Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes, I learned what not to do when peer reviewing. This video for me brought to light how we may be perceived when we are not taking others feelings into account. Some of the mistakes made during peer review are being too picky, mean, loud, pushy, off topic, and uncaring. Sometimes we forget when asked to review something that it is not our writing, and not to go changing everything. Scenarios like this make you come off as being rude and condescending, causing people to become defensive. The last thing I would want is someone to think that I am looking down on their work. I love to read other responses to a question besides my own.
In EDM 310, my group members have consistently posted outstanding material to their class blog. The content is right on point, grammar and spelling issues are non existent, and their posts are interesting to read. At first I was a little wary of commenting on others work, especially where others could see, but after getting to know them more and working together in class I am comfortable with commenting and giving suggestions and recommendations.