ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL AND NOT COPIED. ANY WORK FOUND WITH PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN WITHDRAW AS MY UNIVERSITY USE TURNITIN.
Discussion Topic: Writing, Revising, and Proofreading
Evan Thomas, former editor at large for Newsweek, shares strategies for student writers to improve their writing. In this unit’s video clip, http://extmedia.kaplan.edu/business/Media/GB512/videos/ETV_4/index.html
Thomas shares his experience with the editing portion of writing, revising, and proofreading. As you begin working with your team members on the peer review process, Thomas’s observations will support your efforts.
Professional writers often gather feedback from peers and colleagues on their working drafts. In this unit, you will work in teams of three to four students to gain insight from your peers on the status of your projects. You should have at least three-quarters of your researched proposal finished – no fewer than 1500 words; the more you have prepared the better as you will then receive input from your peers on the bulk of your paper.
Step 1: Answer the questions below when reviewing a peer’s paper:
- Does the introduction clearly announce the topic and engage the reader’s interest? If not, why not? If yes, what is engaging and interesting?
- Is there a clear sense of purpose throughout the writing? Why or why not?
- Is the solution effectively presented? Why or why not?
- Are sources integrated into the proposal? Do they follow APA format? Are they effective? Why or why not?
- How could the author improve the paper? Please offer at least two concrete suggestions.
- Do you consider this paper to be responsive to the Discussion assignment? If not, what recommendations do you have for making it meet the Discussion requirements?
- Provide additional suggestions or comments.
As you are reviewing papers, think about this: What would you want to know about the paper you are reviewing if you were its author? In other words, provide useful, helpful, applicable advice to one another.