Share and Collect Feedback

In this video, you will share your outline
with a partner and collect feedback about
how to make it even stronger. To do this, you will use Suggesting mode
to make changes and add comments to your partner’s outline. Collecting feedback– even in the beginning
stages of a project– helps you to improve your work. Find a partner who is ready to share their
outline. If you’re working independently, ask a friend
if they will look over your outline for you. Tell them about the assignment and ask them
for specific feedback. Give your partner guiding questions for reviewing
your outline so they will know what kinds of comments and suggestions you need. Can they think of additional information about
your topic that you didn’t include? Do they have questions about your topic that
remain unanswered after reading through your outline? Then, exchange email addresses. From your brainstorming document, select “Share” and type in your partner’s email address. The sharing options allow you to choose what
others can do with your document. “Can edit” allows them to make changes
and add text, “Can comment” means they can leave comments
but can’t make any other changes, And “Can view” means they can only read
or make a copy of the document. Select “Edit,” so your partner can edit
your outline. Choose whether to notify your partner about
the shared document. “Notifying” your partner sends an email
with an invitation to collaborate on the document. You can even include your guiding questions
when you share the document. If a partner shares their document with you,
open it. If your partner notified you when they shared
your document, open it from your Gmail account. From a new tab or window, select “Gmail.” An email will be in your inbox with your partner’s
comments and a direct link to the shared document. Or, access the document from your Google Drive. All documents that other people share with
you are also stored in your Drive. From a new tab or window, open Google Drive. Then, look in your shared files
for your partner’s outline. As you read, make suggestions for your partner. To do this, turn on “Suggesting” mode. Suggesting mode allows people with edit access
to make changes to the document while keeping the original text. Now your changes appear in a different color
alongside the original text. As you make changes to the document, you can
also add explanations of why you made a change. You can also add comments without making edits. Comments allow you to explain why you made
specific edits or point out where you need more information. As you read your partner’s outline, make
comments about what your partner did well in their outline and what they could improve. For example, check the thesis statement. Does this seem like a reasonable argument
for the paper? Make at least two comments about what is effective
about the outline and at least two comments about how your partner could improve the outline. When you finish reviewing
your partner’s outline, read the comments they made on your document. Accept or reject your partner’s suggestions
as you see fit. If they suggested that you add topics, you
may need to perform additional Internet searches or do more research to expand your essay. Or you may be able to refocus your essay on
fewer topics. Collecting feedback can seem
intimidating at first, especially when you have just begun
the writing process. But having someone else look over your work
and offer suggestions will ultimately make your outline and your paper much stronger. It’s a good idea to have others look at
all the writing projects you work on at different stages. Now, it’s your turn: Share your outline with a partner
and grant them editing rights. Be sure to share the writing assignment if
you ask a friend outside your class. Open your partner’s document
from your shared files. Turn on “suggesting” mode. Edit your partner’s paper and leave at least two comments about what was effective and two comments about something that needs more work. Then, move on to the next video where you
will write the first draft of your paper.

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