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Process for peer feedback on Problem Description Memo draft instructions

Process for peer feedback on Problem Description Memo draft instructions (Due on eclass as well as to your partner by end of day Nov. 2nd)

YOUR NAME: ________________________________________

YOUR Colleague’s Name: ________________________________________

  • Choose a partner.
  • Using SQ3R, read and review your partner’s draft.
  • As you peer review your partner’s work, fill in the document below. It would be a good idea to have the assignment open in front of you as you work through this peer review process. Remember that you are working to support your colleague as he/she/they revise and improve their own work to best meet the requirements of the assigned task.
  • The final step is to write a reflective piece.
  • Save your file as a Word or PDF, using the professional naming convention as discussed in class.
  • Submit your final review to Moodle and email to your partner.
Peer Review Process – Some Guiding Prompts and QuestionsFeedback and suggestions (enter your responses here, bullet points are fine)
First impressions: Appearance?Does the proposal address the three main Tasks for the proposal assignment? Is it clearly marked   
Survey and scan: Is it easy to see important information?Does the language look straightforward?Is it concise?   
Read the draft: Is the information relevant and to the point?What kind of tone is used? Is it appropriate?Does the draft speak to the audience? If not, what can you suggest? Are sentences clear and reasonably free of serious grammar errors?   
Assessing Research: Apply the CRAAP evaluation criteria to the listed sources. Do the sources pass the test? Review the assignment: do the sources meet the stated requirements of the assignment?Is the information complete? Is the rationale for the chosen research sources credible? Are there potential gaps in the research provided? Does your partner need more research or more appropriate research?   
Assessing the Problem Statement: Does the PROBLEM STATEMENT meet the requirements stated on the assignment? Assess with reference to below points: PROVIDES FULL CONTEXT STATEMENT. (Audience, purpose, your position as a writer, specific strategies, etc.) DESCRIBES THE PROBLEM in specific detail. EXPLAINS HOW the problem affects company or organization operations or costs. EXPLAINS WHY the problem requires a solution. Gives the BACKGROUND of the problem or situation. Indicates the PURPOSE of the future recommendation report. INTRODUCES THE ANNOTATED LIST OF REFERENCES.   
Assessing Annotated Bibliography:  Does the Annotated Bibliography meet the requirements stated on the assignment? Assess with reference to below points: Uses correct APA format for each reference. Cites at least three current articles (nothing older than three years; only one web source). Reflects a *range of sources*. Annotations include at least four sentences (about thesis, support, purpose, and audience).     
Assessing Format and Organization: Does the assignment meet the requirements stated on the assignment? Assess with reference to below points: Set up as a short memo report Presents material in an organized manner Uses headings, paragraphing, spacing, and typography well.   
Additional suggestions:   Offer a minimum of three additional suggestions that will make your colleague’s MEMO more effective as a problem outline for the next assignmentOr, alternatively provide some concrete suggestions for how to make the final MEMO stronger for the audience.   
Reflections on the peer review process: How will you change/review your own MEMO now that you have been through the process of peer review?How has this peer review process developed your skills as a reader, researcher and writer? Be specific.     

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