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The Peer Review Process
Transcript of The Peer Review Process
What are we looking for?
When you ask a friend to look over your paper, what sort of
feedback do you receive
when you give feedback
, what sort of comments do you give?
I don't understand your thesis
Global vs. Local
whole text issues
argument and thesis
does the essay respond to the assignment?
What are our priorities?
The Peer Review Process
method to assess and evaluate the quality of submissions
Two eyes are better than one...
it's, its, there, their, they're
capitalize the title!
analysis goes after results
paragraph, sentence, word level
Structure & cohesion
Figures & Tables
Why do we care about this paper? Why is it relevant?
Does it tell us something new?
Have you heard this argument before?
Can you restate the thesis in your own words?
As a (non) specialist, do you understand?
Does the argument build rather than repeat?
--> Does each paragraph make a point?
Does the author address the haters? (refute counterclaims)
Does the order of the sections make sense?
The author does not use headings and subtitles as a crutch
"author critically engages with scholarship"
Is the author reviewing or
How is the author situated in the scholarship? --> see cheat sheet
Do they make sense?
Does the author explain them?
Are they digestible?
Show me what you got
mark it up with comments and feedback
Which categories did you pull from?
What type of comments did you make?
briefly summarizes strengths and weaknesses of paper and suggests CHANGES
"Jenna's argument is sound: each paragraph builds and provides a different claim regarding how palm oil production impacts Indonesian farmers. Her language, however, is much too flowery and poetic for an academic paper. She will need to tone down her word choice for her to be published.
--> these are your local concerns
--> as a non-specialist, you can spot terms that are unclear, logic that does not make sense