1. Complete the following SELF-ASSESSMENT on your current rough draft (in WL Issue 5 in the Team Drive):
Make notes, highlights, and comments on each of the following:
- Check your article's HEADLINES:
- Do you have two?
- Highlight the verb you used in this headline.
- What can you improve in each of your headlines to make it eye-catching and meaningful?
- Check your LEAD PARAGRAPH:
- Are you phrasing any part of it as a question? If so, reword it to turn it into a statement.
- Highlight any verbs you are using in your opening paragraph. Could you use stronger or more precise verbs?
- How are you getting your readers' attention?
- How could you improve the opening of your work?
- Check the BODY PARAGRAPHS of your article:
- Which one did you show the BEST writing? Why do you think so?
- What are some things you are doing that makes this paragraph particularly strong?
- Which paragraph is your weakest? Why?
- How can you use what you did WELL in your best paragraph to improve your weakest paragraph?
- What is your best source in this article? Highlight it and add a comment about why this is your strongest source.
- How are you typically transitioning between one source and the next? Highlight some examples and describe how you transitioned in a comment.
- Where do you have missing transition or something isn't quite clear? How can you improve them?
- Check the CLOSING of your article:
- Did you wrap up concisely? How are you wrapping up your article?
- How could you improve your closing?
- Are there any questions or issues your article does NOT address?
2. Using your self-assessment, answer the following questions:
- List three things you did well in this article.
- List two things you need to work on improving.
- List one thing you want your peer reviewers to help you with.
3. Peer Reviews: Find two "sole mates" (people who have the same or similar shoes as you) to peer review your work. Address the following in your peer review comments:
- Check and Correct all spelling.
- What is confusing or doesn't make sense?
- What could the author add or expand?
- Add any questions or ideas the author should address in their story to deepen the content of their article.
- Who else could the author interview?
- Add any suggests for a headline for the article.
4. Implement your self-assessment and feedback in your current draft.
5. Exit Ticket:
- What are two things you need to work on the most on THIS article?
- What is the most helpful piece of peer feedback you received?
- What did you spend the MOST time on this period and how did it help you improve your work?
Submit the following:
- Your Self-Assessment (take a screenshot of your annotated draft, including notes, highlights, and comments)
- Screenshots of the 2 people you provided peer feedback to. Make sure you leave at least 10 comments per article.
- Exit Ticket