Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How do you feel about peer reviews? What have your experiences with them been like?

Peer reviews.  I think this is a good thing, but it is difficult to submit your "baby" paper for others to scrutinize and comment on.  This time, however, I am not worried about what others say about my paper because I know it has problems and I already plan on basically rewriting the whole thing.  If I felt really pleased with my first draft, I would probably be a little more reluctant to hear what others have to say about it.  I know that it is constructive criticism, but I have a history of issues with criticism of any kind because I'm kind of sensitive.  I think this is because I grew up with a hyper-critical mother, but that's a topic for amateur psychology hour or something, not this blog.

It may sound silly, but I think the biggest hinderance in my writing process so far has been not having a printer to print out my research articles and organize them.  I've been saving some info to a jump drive and sending it with my husband to work so he can print stuff out for me, and this is already helping to keep me more organized.

So that's about all I have to say for now.  I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!



  1. Hi Carly,
    How are you and Happy Thanksgiving:)
    I know where you are coming from, I am a really sensitive person too and it's really hard for me to take criticism from anyone but thankfully I do not have a hyper-critical mother:). I worked really hard on my paper so it will be hard for me to take negative review but I am willing to work on it as you know we are not going to get any points if we submit the same paper as final paper.
    Good luck with your paper:)

  2. Hi miss Carly...

    Don't worry so much about what others are going to say. If the advice you get helps you to improve your paper then fantastic. However, if the suggestions you receive are not unhelpful or over critical then disregard it and move on. if your paper says what you want it to say then you have completed the purpose. All that matters now is fine tuning and adding the finer details that will make your paper sparkle. i think you are going to do fine.