After reading Paige's blog, it put into perspective for me how important peer editing can be. I like that she put in bits from her and Dr. Strange's email to show us that it is okay to give pointers on our C4C blog comments. I was also unsure if we were just suppose to comment in the positive or if we were suppose to give our compliments and our suggestions/corrections. It is true that we will be forever editing and correcting work in our career. It is important that we learn how to do that now. It is important to be positive in peer editing no matter what!!
The video What is Peer Editing? and the PowerPoint Peer Edit with Perfection Tutorial both focused on three main points in peer editing. These included compliments, suggestions, and corrections. When peer editing, I found out, it is important to always start with complimenting the persons paper. This thought never occurred to me before seeing these two resources. When I think of peer editing, I always just think of constructive criticisms on what I see that needs improvement. However, I can see now where compliments can be very important. If one of my peers was peer editing my paper, I would want to hear the goods along with the bads, that way I wouldn't get completely down about my paper. The other two focuses of peer editing are suggestions and corrections. Suggestions are just some ideas you have that could potentially make your peers paper flow better. Corrections are grammatical, punctuation, or sentence errors you stopped that your peer needs to change. Both this video and the PowerPoint are good resources to show students to help them better understand peer editing. They give good examples on ways to make suggestions and corrections, along with compliments, so that your classmate benefits from your peer editing, and does not get mad or discouraged from it.
The other video Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes would be a good video to show especially to an elementary level class. It was made with children, so they would get a good idea about what not to do with peer editing. Some of these included being too picky, being mean about it, not caring enough, and being to vague with your comments. I think it is important for kids to learn how to peer edit correctly. It is a useful tool, and it gives them the chance to interact with one another and help each other out.
The question was purposed, will your offer suggestions publicly or privately? I think that both would be helpful. If the corrections or suggestions are constructive, and could potentially be helpful to many, I think they should be done publicly. It doesn't mean that you are saying your classmates paper is bad if you have corrections or suggestions. You are saying that you have some idea that might help them make it better. However, if there are a lot of mistakes and your peer edit is long, or has a lot of corrections, then I think it would be better to email the majority of it to them.