Podcast Peer Review Sample Assignment
Due by midnight (11:59:59) 11/24 on iTunes. Worth 20 participation points.
This peer review is the same as your CTW peer reviews*, with one major exception—it will be in podcast form. The podcast will include the capstone project and your review of it.
- If you are reviewing a written document, you will read the document in the podcast—stopping where you have particular comments, questions, issues, and thoughts, adding these in, and then providing an overall review of at least 3 minutes in length at the end. Don’t worry if you stumble or don’t understand things—leave this in so they can tell where people stumble or are confused. In fact, that is part of the point of this.
- If their capstone is a podcast, open the podcast in your sound editing software and listen, adding verbal comments into the podcasts itself where you have problems, particular comments, questions, issues, and thoughts. Do provide an overall review of at least 3 minutes in length at the end.
- If their project is a website, review the website by doing first a visual scan, mention links and other things on the page (especially if they are confusing), and read the content. Do this for each page, stopping where you have particular comments, questions, issues, and thoughts, and then providing an overall review of at least 3 minutes in length at the end.
The point of the peer review is to aid your peers in revising their capstone projects to be stronger—you are helping them get a better grade and be a better communicator. The point is not to edit or offer surface comments only. While this may be a part of the peer review (and only a small part), instead focus on larger revision-based writing issues—not the comma problem in the third sentence, but the tone throughout, for example. Make sure you include positive and negative comments; tell them what they are doing well and what can be improved. Be specific with your feedback. Don’t just say “the introduction needs work,” but be clear. Say “the introduction is confusing” and offer explicit examples: “Perhaps if you rearranged the order of the sentences, placing the thesis before the road map, and added some more background…” Draw on your own knowledge of writing, design, podcasting (or whatever), and also what we learned in class. Do make “in-text” comments as I discussed above for each media and at least a 3 minute end comment and overall review. In your review consider both how they are applying all the concepts from class (audience(s), purpose, context, tone, style, common topics, kairos, arrangement, ethos, logos, pathos, proofs, memory, delivery, visual, and rhetorical techniques) and also how they are discussing (if applicable) these concepts in the project. Make sure you provide an answer to their two questions [note: Students were to provide their reviewers with two questions about their project] and consider how their audience and purpose fit the draft you are reviewing.