So I’ve decided that for this week’s blog post I would talk about the peer review session we had today. I have never been keen on the whole other people reading my writing thing. Yet today I really enjoyed the whole process. I found it very beneficial and useful. I really liked how none of us, or at least in my group, were afraid to say we thought of each other’s papers. We were being honest and genuinely trying to help each other better our papers. It was also interesting because not one person had the same excerpt as another.So we were able to see the different opinions and literary devices found in the excerpts by each person.This allowed for us to learn something new from the stories we have read.I received plenty of comments and feedback that I will definitely take into account when I revise my paper. This process of peer reviewing each other’s paper not only helped us with our own papers, but everyone’s as well. When we practice being critical of other’s work we can in turn learn how to be critical about our own work. All in all today, in my opinion, was a success.
I’m sorry if I sound a bit out there and all mushy, but this was the first time I ever had the opportunity to peer review, such like this one. Its helped me and I hope it has also helped you all!