Today, we will start with peer edits. You will read over three classmates’ essays and complete the peer revision checklist. Find out the Gmail addresses of your classmates and share your essay with them via Google Docs. Hit the blue “Share” button on the top right-hand corner of your screen. Type in your classmates’ emails and hit enter. Make sure you also click the pencil and provide editing (not commenting, not viewing) rights.
In order to edit your classmates’ work without altering their essay, you will make edit suggestions. When you open your classmate’s essay, click the “editing” option right under the blue share button. Click on “suggest.” When you type on your classmate’s essay, you should see your edits in green. This is useful for grammatical edits.
You can also highlight words, sentences, or passages and click on the plus (+) button that appears on the right and make comments. This is useful for content edits (for example, telling a classmate that their thesis is not written in parallel structure).
After your classmates have made edits, go back and review all of your feedback. From there, you can accept (check mark) or reject (X) suggestions. Please use the rest of class time to revise and edit your persuasive speech.
You will submit your completed final drafts of your essays via Google Drive.
Make sure you submit to the correct class period! For the purposes of submission, please title your Google Doc your first and last name.
Essays submitted after 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 8th will result in a 50% late penalty.