Coms 321: Writing Partner-Activity 1

Coms 321: Writing Partner-Activity 1


For this assignment, you and your writing partner exchange your drafts of your “Review of Scholarly Work” essay on The Rhetoric of Rocky, review and edit that draft, and discuss the process of reviewing and editing.

Review of partner’s draft  

The purpose of this exchange is for the both of you to help each other on those drafts. Check the draft in the areas for which your partner wanted help. Check your partner’s grammar, word usage, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics. Confirm that your partner’s content is accurate and completed. Do all their sentences make sense? Could the sentences be revised to be more concise and easier for the reader to understand? Provide all the help that you wish someone would provide you. 

Return draft with useful comments

Once you have completed a good review of your partner’s draft, then return the draft with your comments to your partner. And your partner should do the same with you.

Prepare this assignment

After you have reviewed your partner’s comments and submitted your final paper, provide the following information for this assignment. You can provide this information as a text entry, a video that you link to for your response, or a paper (no more than 2 pages, double spaced). I have no preference on the medium that you choose to present your analysis.

Analysis of editing process

Your review of partner’s draft paper

Did you feel comfortable reviewing and editing your partner’s draft paper? Explain.

Did you feel that you offered your partner useful suggestions for their paper? Did you feel more confident offering suggestions in one area over others? Which area? Why do you think that is?

Did you feel you spent a long time reviewing your partner’s paper? More or less than you spend editing your own paper?

Did you moderate or were you restrained in any of your comments to your partner? Explain

Your partner’s review of your draft paper

How did you feel about your partner reviewing and editing your draft paper? Explain

Did you change anything in your writing process because you knew someone was reviewing your draft?

Did your partner offer you useful suggestions?

Did you follow any of your partner’s suggestions? All of them? Some? Explain your rationale for accepting your partner’s suggestions.

What would you do differently about this process?