Framing Letter #4

When I peer reviewed the first time, I focused on sentence-level errors and some content-flow errors. Throughout the peer review processes, I learned to focus on more global errors. To me, this meant thinking only about the content/ idea errors. I sometimes would get distracted by the local errors, but would remember that I could go back to those after. One thing that Elisha suggested that I do with my own paper that really stuck with me was to take the thesis and every claim sentence in a paper, and paste them into a separate document. This helps to make sure that you’re staying on track, making your own claims instead of the claims of other people, and connecting to your thesis. By doing this, you will be able to format your paragraphs to better display the claim that your making, which then translates to connecting to the thesis. I fell in love with this idea and started to do this with my peers papers, and this just led to me catching more and more global errors because it made me focus on their main ideas and so I was more able to see when they went off topic or something didn’t quite fit. This also helped me to not get distracted by the local errors, which I went back to after.