I am a timid person when it comes to telling someone the honest truth. Especially, if it could possibly hurt their feelings. Peer editing has always been a hard task for me. I have never learned the proper information to help another student with an assignment. I always have a partner that is like a "Defensive Dave" or a "Whatever William". These two types of students can be the most difficult to please, and it makes the job that much harder. The three stages of giving an informative, helpful, but also polite feedback, are going to help me to honestly critique my classmates blogs.
The first stage of the comment should be a compliment. A compliment could be, " I love your topic sentence", " I love your choice of words in your second paragraph.", or it could even be ," You have great information in your paper". Any type of compliment is great to start with. It shows that we are not trying to be rude or unhelpful. The second stage is to suggestion something helpful to their information. Anything that another classmate suggests for me to do for my blog, I would do. I want the best grade that I can get in the class, and I know my other classmates feel the same way about their grade. The last stage is correction. This is where "Defensive Dave" could come into affect. Everyone will take being corrected differently, Some students, such as myself, take it in pride, and thank their classmate for the help. Others, take having a couple spelling errors as an insult, but it is the group members job to help each other make the best grade possible. The two videos and short slide show taught me how to help my classmates in the correct form.