For peer review on Project 4, follow these steps:
- Post drafts for Project 4 in the forums by 9 AM Eastern.
- Respond to two students in the forums by 5 PM Eastern.
- Revise your Project 4 based on the feedback.
Posting Your Drafts for Project 4
- Set the permissions for your job application materials so that your classmates can view (and comment, for Google Docs) on your draft.
- For Google Docs, use the How do I use Google Drive for peer review? FAQ.
- For LinkedIn, make sure your privacy settings will let the public see your profile. Consult the Lynda.com video on Managing your public profile for additional help.
- For other sites, make sure you have set your materials so that they are viewable by the public.
- If you do not want to share your last name in the forums, change it in your draft to a pseudonym. You can use a generic last name like Doe or Smith, or you can change it to Lastname.
- Share the link(s) to your Project 4 drafts in Google Docs, using the FAQ linked in the Refresher section above. If you have links to other documents, like you LinkedIn profile, provide those instead (or as well).
Tell your classmates what job application materials you have created and let them know about any specific concerns that you want them to consider as they comment on your draft.
Be sure to Preview your draft to make sure everything shows up the way you want it to, and then submit your post.
Replying to Project 4 Drafts
Next, you will reply to the posts of some of your classmates:
- Go to the Project 4: Job App Peer Review forum, and read the drafts of at least two of your classmates and add a reply with advice and encouragement (more below).
- Find one post that no other student has replied to (so that we can be sure everyone gets a reply).
- Find a second post that has only one other student reply.
Either use the Share link to go to your classmate’s draft on Google Docs or visit the link(s) they have submitted.
If you are working on Google Docs, use the Comment system to add details on the following issues. If you are reviewing a LinkedIn profile or another document outside Google Docs, add a reply in the forums and include answers to the following in your reply:
- Consider your immediate impression of the document(s), and add a comment to tell your partner your first thoughts. Job application materials can be rejected at a glance, so first impressions matter.
- If you notice any spelling errors, punctuation errors, or typos, mark them as you read, but please focus more on the content rather than editing.
- Add comments on the content of the draft. Comment on at least three things your classmate does well and at least three things that your classmate could improve on.
Once you finish commenting on the document, add an overall comment in the forums that sums up what you thought of the job application materials and gives your partner some encouragement.
- Go back to the forums and add a reply to your classmate’s topic that includes this information:
- Add an overall comment that sums up what you thought of the draft(s).
- Give your classmate some encouragement.
Reviewing the Comments You Received
Once you have finished adding comments to your classmates’ projects, return to your own draft, read the comments that your classmates have given you, and add replies as appropriate. For instance, you might thank your partner for catching an error, ask your partner for more detail on feedback you don’t understand, or share a revision and ask your partner if it is an improvement. Your goal is to reply by 6 PM Eastern so that your classmate can respond if you need more information.