Peer Review and Submission for Project 1

This is the post for the Monday, February 1, 2016 class meeting.

Seating Chart

Today, be sure that you are sitting in the seat you will use for the rest of the term, so that I can set up the seating chart in Canvas (which will help me take attendance and learn your names).

Peer Review Cat Tears Ur Paper ApartImportant Dates

  • Today: Peer review; Project due by 11:59 PM
  • Monday, 2/8: End of grace period. Work must be submitted by 11:59 PM

Peer Review Activity

Today’s peer review is just a short activity where you look over each other’s papers and provide each other verbal feedback. Please complete these steps:

  • Pair up with someone else in class. You may have to work in threes if we have an odd number of people in class.
  • Share your projects with one another, using whatever method is easiest. You can probably simply read one another’s screens.
  • Provide feedback on the following:
    • Check the title of the file and document. Let your partner know if it is unique, clear, and effective.
    • If you notice any spelling errors, punctuation errors, or typos, point them out, but please focus more on the content rather than editing.
    • Look at the image and the explanatory statement. Comment on at least three things your classmate does well and at least three things that your classmate could improve on. If you aren’t sure what to comment on, refer to the tips below.
  • Be sure you end your conversation with a bit of encouragement.
  • Make any corrections or changes that you want to improve your work before submitting it.

Ten Tips for Project 1

  1. Wrap the text around the image, unless you have a specific reason not to (such as the image is too wide).
  2. Crop your image to eliminate distractions and focus on the important visual information.
  3. Make sure that the image and the explanatory text work together to create a unified message.
  4. Be sure that there are no unintended hidden messages in your image.
  5. Ensure that the text on the image is legible and that the image is clear (not blurry or unfocused, unless that is the point).
  6. Try to use the visual information in the image as a guide for where to place the text on the image.
  7. If appropriate, use the image and text to build a sequence or suggest a story.
  8. Include a photo credit if you did not take the image yourself.
  9. Refer to the Ten Design Tips and 20 Most Common Errors for more help.
  10. Compare your work to the rubric on the assignment page in Canvas.


Submitting Your Project

Once you have revised your profile, follow the submission instructions to upload your work, add the reflection comments, and submit your work. Your project is due by 11:59 PM tonight. If you are using the grace period, you have until 11:59 PM on Monday, 2/8 to submit your work.


For Wednesday’s session (2/3), do the following before class: