This week in AP Lit, I actually learned how to (for the first time) Peer Review a classmate’s paper or essay. This meant ignoring proper spelling and punctuation and just commenting stuff regarding clarity in the essay. This is important because what good is spelling and grammar when a reader can’t even understand what’s going on in a paper? I actually found it rather difficult to find something to respond about that didn’t have to do with grammar, but it really does help better an essay. Along with learning peer editing, my partner and I worked on the bulk of our comparative essay. It was up to me to write the paragraph on the topic of symbolism as well as to write the conclusion of the essay. While I took care of that, my partner wrote the thesis and the paragraphs concerning perspective and politics. The two main things that made up my third week clearly went well together because since my classmates and I had learned to peer edit properly, we could actually peer edit each other’s essays and help each other grow as writers. I feel as though I participated to my fullest extent no matter how stressed out over my extra curricular activities I was. So I would rate my general understanding of the topics this week a good 4.5/5 just because I still believe I can do a lot better at peer editing due to my troubles of picking out certain things I didn’t get.