I've received my peer evaluations for my term papers. On each one I got dinged on a point. On my personal education philosophy paper I was dinged for clarity--some of my sentences weren't easy to understand. It's true that I don't write subject-verb-predicate, subject-verb-predicate, subject-verb-predicate, but I thought that was a little picky! Is this blog so difficult to read?
On my history of education paper I was dinged for going over the 7 page limit. I did so only if you count the abstract as a page, which I certainly don't as it isn't content.
I have until May 5th to submit them to my instructor. I actually have until late on May 8th, but on Friday the 6th I'm heading to the airport immediately after school to go to Las Vegas for a mini-reunion--and I won't be home before late May 8th.
As far as I'm concerned the two papers are completed; as we used to say at West Point, RD=FC (rough draft = final copy). Mine aren't really "rough" drafts, though, but highly polished "first" drafts. If I didn't think they were good enough already I wouldn't have submitted them for review! So I'll reread the first one and see if I can simplify a couple sentences, and I'll do a once-over on the second just to make sure I haven't missed anything. I find that reading them out loud is a very good technique for catching errors.
And then I'll be done with my 8th course. Two to go.