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Beginning Informal Report Peer Review

by Steve Krause on November 17th, 2014

Sorry I didn’t post this over the weekend and I will be posting grades and final comments on the resume and cover letter assignment by about Wednesday of this week– one thing after another around here. But here’s where we’ll start the peer review process for the informal report assignment.

As I mentioned the other day, let’s just stick with the same peer review groups for this one as we used for the resume and cover letter assignment. Those groups are:

Group 1: Leah Touchstone, Latasha Davis, Chelsea Idizor, Carly Woldring

Group 2: Brian Gardner, Elyse Cawetzka, Jessica Kane, Nijea Wilson

Group 3: Sabrina Gissendaner, Kristen Smith, Kourtney Lovett, LeeAnne Baumdraher

Group 4: Justine Trudell, Melanie Waller, Natasha Wickenheiser, Ashleigh Swinehart

You’ll do what we’ve done all semester here, folks: Post a link of the Google doc draft of your informal report to your group’s comments section. Make sure you have properly shared your document– so others can comment and edit it– and be sure to do this by the end of the day on Monday! Late projects will be docked a letter grade.

It might also be useful to review the assignment again before you read and comment on each others’ work. A couple of key questions/reminders/things to look for:

  • Does the report/essay have an introduction that explains the purpose of the report, the event attended, the date and time, and any other relevant information?
  • Does the body of the report present an organized summary of what happened at this event?
  • Does the conclusion of the report include some sort of evaluation of the value of the event?
  • Does the writer keep in mind an audience who is probably not familiar with the event itself? Or, another way of putting it: assuming you didn’t attend the same event, do you as the reader “get it?”

Finish your peer review comments by the end of the day Wednesday! This is important because what I’ll be doing in the second part of this week is following after you and adding my own comments and suggestions, just like I did for the resume and cover letter assignment.

One last thing here: You will note that this represents the main “participation” activity of this week. The only other thing you need to be doing now is working on the more formal report assignment. I will be going through and making some quick comments on your progress reports and we’ll have a discussion topic on the progress of this project later in the week. But my point is this: I’m giving you a lot of time right now to work on the final recommendation report and to finish up strong on this assignment, so take advantage of that time and do the work!

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