My Peer Review Experience!

I walked into peer review day having no idea what to expect.   All I knew is that I had my paper completed and submitted and that my classmates were going to be reading it.  But I soon found out that this day was going to be so much more than that.  For instance, I learned alot about LSC.  I learned that credits don’t transfer as nice as everyone wants to think.  I learned that the learning center is amazing and very worth the visit.  I also learned that academic probation sucks, and I never want to be on it.  I also learned more about myself as a peer reviewer.  At first, when I was looking at a draft I was thinking, “I have no clue what I’m doing…”  And I immediately felt terrible that I didn’t have more to offer to my classmates.  But, as I went on, more and more ideas started to flow in my head.  I don’t know how much help I was, but I sure hope I had something to offer.  I struggled on the “problem” section of reviewing.  I didn’t know how to word what I was trying to say, nor did I know if my what I thought was a “problem” really was.  I hated putting something down and having it be totally off on my part!  I also learned about myself as a writer.  The comments from my peers were so helpful and helped me see that proofreading myself just doesn’t cut it.  I need that “fresh” set of eyes.

Also I saw some of my style of writing in my peers’ writing, and that excited me.  I like seeing a bunch of “kids” who, if they have nothing else in common, have writing.  It’s like writing unites us!

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