Riddle: Just Passed Scenic Views
Lecture/Demo: Review of Editorial Drafts
- I’m excited to see so many arresting and intriguing drafts of your Editorials. You’ve really stepped up and taken the task to heart. Let’s navigate to the “teaser feed” for the 30 or so first drafts already on our page and decide which of the many do the best job of commanding our attention from the very first words.
- I’ll give you time to scroll the list, open the three editorials that you feel most compelled to read, and “Tag” them with a Reply that says, “I’ll be back to provide peer review for this one.”
- After you’ve tagged your three pieces and we have a chance to see which drew them most attention, we’ll return to the posts for peer review and analysis.
- Critique each of the three posts you’ve tagged.
- Be polite but blunt. Lavish praise where it is warranted and critique where criticism is needed.
- On Target:
- You may critique the argument for logic, relevance, and persuasiveness.
- You may critique the rhetoric and style for effectiveness or ineffectiveness.
- You may critique the organization and the sequencing of claims.
- Off Target:
- You may not critique the author’s opinions, personality, maturity, or fitness to be an editorial writer.
- In other words, no ad hominem attacks. Stick to critiquing the work.
- DEADLINE: If you attended today’s class but did not finish your critiques, you have until THU OCT 10 at class time to complete the task.
- DEADLINE: If you were absent for today’s class, you have until THU OCT 10 at class time to complete the task.
Task: Answer Two Questions
- True or False: Peer Review is useful if classmates are encouraged to be blunt but polite. Answer and Explain in your Reply below.
- True or False: The “Funnel Approach” to beginning an essay is so 20th-century and should be avoided. Answer and Explain in your Reply below.