E3 m3.4 Peer editing

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<ul><li> 1. Module 3Peer EditingPeer editing is showing your work to another studentto improve your writing.How?1. You read your partners writing and your partnerreads yours.2. You comment on your partners writing and yourpartner comments on yours.3. You might talk together, or write comments on yourpartners paper</li></ul> <p> 2. This is a first draft of the paragraph about the writerand his friends. The writer has shown the paragraph toanother student, who wrote some comments. 3. Answer these questions based on the previousexample of peer edition Why do you think thepeer editor sometimeswrote questions insteadof statements? Forexample, why did shewrite What was hisname? instead of Tellme his name? Why do you think theepeer editor marked thetopic sentence and theconcluding sentence? 4. Compare your answers Why do you think the peereditor sometimes wrotequestions instead ofstatements? For example,why did she write Whatwas his name? instead ofTell me his name? Questions are softerand more polite;questions let thewriter decide what dodo. Why do you think thee peereditor marked the topicsentence and the concludingsentence? To let the writer knowthat they could beeasily identified 5. This is the final draft of the paragraph. Did the writeruse the readers suggestions? 6. Why do writers use peer editing?To get a readers opinionabout your writing. Areader can tell you that You should add moredetails or explanation Something is notorganized clearly. You have someinformation that is notrelevant There is something thatis hard to understand.To share writing withothers is for you to readmore example of writing.Other people will have hadexperiences that youhavent. They may showyou fresh ways of writingabout experiences.Reading their paragraphsand essays can give yougood ideas to use yourselfin the future. 7. How do I peer edit?1. Read your partners paper several times. The first time, just read from thebeginning through to the end. As yourself, What is it about? What is thewriters purpose?2. On your second reading, go more slowly and look at specific parts of the writingand make notes Look for topic sentences and concluding sentences Note places where you have trouble understanding something, where thereseems to be unnecessary information, or where there is not enoughinformation Let the writer know which parts of the paper are especially strong orinteresting. Ask questions. This is good way to let the writer know where he or shecould add more information Circle or underline words, phrases, and sentences that you wish to commenton.3. Dont look for grammar or spelling mistakes. Pay attention just to the contentand organization of the paper. </p>