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Peer Editing Checklist for High School

Instructor: Sharon Linde
High school students are capable of offering valuable insight and feedback for peer work. This lesson explains the benefits of using peer editing in high school and provides an editing checklist you can use in your classroom.

Why Peer Editing?

By the time students are in high school, they likely have had a lot of experience writing, editing and revising work. They've also probably spent some time helping their classmates with their writing as well. This is because teachers recognize the value of allowing peers to lend a hand. For starters, peer editing strengthens skills in both students; by looking for criteria in another person's work students are applying skills in a high-level fashion. Peer editing also provides students with another reader's thoughts and feedback, giving a perspective other than a teacher's. Finally, peer editing strengthens social interactions and gives students a chance to practice skills they'll need in their professional lives, like communicating and handling constructive criticism.

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