This week, you will practice incorporating constructive feedback into your work. You have identified a colleague, friend, family member, or fellow NCU student. If you are still looking for a peer reviewer, you may find one in the dedicated conversation in the SoE Community Forum within The Commons; the link is available in the Course Resources. If an NCU student does serve as your reviewer, remember to return the favor for that student or another student in the future.
Share your Signature Assignment as soon as possible. Your peer reviewer needs plenty of time to review your assignment and offer feedback early enough that you will have time to receive that feedback, reflect on it, and prepare this final assignment. Ask your reviewer to offer written feedback that includes:
- Two things that were done very well and why those things followed communication best practices
- HOW those two things followed communication best practices
- Two specific areas where you could have improved your work using communication best practices
You may want to ask your reviewer to submit the review by Wednesday. By Friday, have a conversation with your reviewer to discuss how the feedback made you feel and whether the feedback was useful for making improvements. While a telephone conversation would be best, a chat using instant messenger or an email conversation will do. If you offered feedback on your peer’s work, be sure to ask your partner how you could improve your feedback for next time.
By the usual submission deadline on Sunday (unless you have an approved accommodation), you will submit a summary of your feedback conversation to your professor as the second part of this assignment. Reflect on what you learned about receiving – and maybe offering - feedback. Be sure to note how you might revise your work based on the feedback.
Remember, if an NCU student served as your peer reviewer, return the favor for that student or another student in the future. When you have the opportunity to offer feedback on this assignment or other work in the future, think about your tone, word choice, writing style, editing; offer encouragement while promoting improvement. Be sure to show your professional writing skills by editing your feedback and presenting it in a visually appealing and easy-to-follow format.
Length: Submit the 1-page feedback document you sent your partner, along with a 1-page summary of your feedback conversation with your partner.
References: No references are required for this assignment.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.