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Online Peer Review of Drafts

  1. Collect a copy of the peer review workshop sheet for that paper. Workshop sheets will be available
  2. Check e mail for a message from Jamie or Kate about your peer reviewers for each workshop. (If you want to ask for any additional reviews from class members, refer to our e mail address list.)
  3. Send two copies of your paper as e mail attachments to each peer reviewer. One copy should be a plain text file (DOS or ASCII or .txt) in case your reviewer will be using some word processor other than WordPerfect 5.2+. One copy can be in WordPerfect 5.2+ format in case your reviewer will be working in 227. In the message of your e mail, you might also note particular problems you're having with the paper or other questions you'd like your reviewer to answer. Be sure to note the audience for each paper.
  4. Collect the "papers" sent to you by peer reviewers. Save the WordPerfect 5.2+ attachment if you'll be using that word processor; save the .txt attachment if you'll be using any other word processing program. Read the paper through completely and then comment on any questions or problems your partner wants you to address. Then use the workshop sheet to guide the rest of your review. As you review, you may choose to
  5. If you embedded or added any comments in the paper file, resave that file--as plain text and as WordPerfect 5.2+ if you used that word processor. Save in a separate file any comments you made on the workshop form--again as plain text and as WordPerfect 5.2+ if you used that word processor. Write a mail message to the writer explaining how you've commented, attach the files, and mail the review back to the writer.
  6. Collect your paper and reviewer comments from e mail. Read through all the comments. If you have questions or want more elaboration, send a message back to your reviewer explaining what more detail you'd like.
IMPORTANT: make sure you add either Jamie or Kate to the cc line of the mail message so that we get a copy of your review comments.