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The basics of editing and how to assess your classmates
What is peer editing? Peer editing means working with someone your own age – usually someone in your class – to help improve, revise, and edit his or her writing.
Peer Editing There are three important components of editing to remember when you are peer editing another student’s writing. 1 – Compliments 2 – Suggestions 3 - Corrections
Compliments Stay positive – think about how you would feel if someone was telling you how to improve your work. Tell them what you thought they did well.
Suggestions Making suggestions means giving the author some specific ideas about how to make his or her writing better. For example - Instead of, “It didn’t make sense,” say, “If you add more details after this sentence, it would be more clear.”
Corrections Corrections means checking your peer’s paper for: Spelling mistakes Grammar mistakes Missing punctuation Incomplete or run-on sentences
Peer Editing Take all of these components into account when editing your own or another student’s work.