Because They Look Pretty Cool
For this round of commentary, I decided to focus on 2 projects rather than 3 so I could give more in-depth feedback to my peers. I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the length but overall, I’m happy with the level of feedback I offered – although there is some room for improvement.
I did find that my structure for one of the comments was a bit different, as I focused more on asking rhetorical questions to prompt Elanor to think more about her final project rather than offer anything concrete. It was something I haven’t done before and that I may try to put into any future commentary as rather than offering a strict guideline it prompts my peers to think how they’d like to go about doing things.
General comment structure
- Intro / hello
- Looking at the positives
- Any negatives
- What they could do to improve
- Final comment / overall nice ending
I worked my best to make actionable suggestions that could be implemented either in their final project or in the last few weeks of their current work / research however, I may have offered a too many options that could come across as overwhelming. I worked my best to look at smaller changes that could be implemented, rather than offering anything that may be too time consuming – especially since its so close to the final DA.
In terms of lecture content, I tried to consider and point out what elements of the content my peers may be lacking in, so they have time to do some more research before the final project. It may have been better for me to link more to the given readings or find something here myself to improve my level of feedback.
It was also a bit difficult to comment on some aspects of the projects as, since I’m not 100% familiar with them, I had to make more generalised suggestions so in the future I could take the time to look more into the projects.