Benefit from the eyes of others, and return the favor with your own critical eye.
For this ongoing assignment, you will be expected to critically review the major blog posts of your cohort members for content and mechanics. These are the major, graded posts for each of the graded assignments listed in the syllabus.
This is an important step in the final publication of assignments to the ONID portfolio. Reviews should be thoughtful, respectful, and constructive and not simply general comments about the post. Follow these guidelines:
Clarity of message
Cite part of the post that stood out to you for its clarity and/or insight, either in terms of relevance of content or strength of writing.
Improvement of message
Cite one passage from the post that needs improvement. Explain what needs clarification, is misleading, needs additional development, is factually unsupported, etc.
Politely point out any typos or misspellings, grammar or usage mistakes, or lack of adherence to APA style.
As the blog author, you are free to make the suggested changes, discuss the changes with the critic, or ignore their suggestions. However, these comments will be taken into account by the instructor in the evaluation.
|Writing Standards||Assignment is not completed||Spelling, style, or usage errors are present; APA styles for references and citations are not followed||No spelling or usage errors are present; APA styles for references and citations are followed|
|Elements||Assignment is not completed||Clarity, improvement and writing standards are not addressed for each message; comments are not helpful or suggestive of improvements or clarifications||All elements (clarity, improvement, and standards) are basically addressed for each assignment; comments show adequate reflection on author’s intent and expression||All elements (clarity, improvement, and standards) are clearly addressed for each assignment; comments show thoughtful reflection on author’s intent and expression; comments and observations reflect integration with readings and other blog and portfolio posts|
|Quantity||Assignment is not completed||Five or fewer peer review comments have been posted to cohort members’ blogs.||Between six and 12 peer review comments have been posted to cohort members’ blogs.||Fifteen or more peer review comments have been posted to cohort members’ blogs.|
Comments Related to Blog Management
Management of your blog is an important part of this course. Giving detailed, constructive feedback on ways to improve blog or site layout, design, organization, or appearance is also valuable. If you choose to write your comment about a specific way that the blog could be improved, adhering to civility standards and sharing instructions, this can count as a graded component of this assignment.