Peer Review 9, Semester 2 2013

Jude Salonga

Hey Jude,
Your digital resource kit on Margaret Atwood was really pretty succinct. I liked that you had resources that were related to all facets of Atwoods life and work. The documentary and biography give me a good indication of her life, the poetry extracts show what her work material is like and the interview with Margaret herself is very appealing to read. To hear how an artist identifies themselves is quite fascinating.

Peer Review 8, Semester 2 2013

Catherine Evans

Hi Catherine!
Reading your thoughts on Gastby was pretty enlightening. I agree with all of what you said. I too think that Gastby in his courtship of Daisy, he was in turn tainted, Corrupted like the question says. In his attempts to win over Daisy, Gatsby reduced himself and his morality by declining to the level of the majority of the other characters. Gatsby works and works to win over Daisy, but I agree very much that Gatsby is indeed morally bankrupt by the end of the story.

Peer Review 7, Semester 2 2013

Emma Randall

Hi Emma,
This was a great read. Different from some of the others I have read. In the ones I’ve seen most have chosen “The Daughters of the Late Colonel”. To read up on a different choice is refreshing and educational. As I learn about Katherine Mansfield’s use of descriptive language and he emphasis upon social class distinction, especially the constraints it had for women and the strict division that it enforced between the wealthy and the lower class. Although maybe paragraphing might be useful to accentuate the points of your argument, I definitely enjoyed going through that.

Peer Review 6, Semester 2 2013

Nancy Sammak

Hi Nancy,
I just wanted to say how much your resource kit helped me understand Orwell better. I didn’t see the BBC production on YouTube when I was doing my own research kit, so it was something new and cool to see. However I think you could have researched just a little more and perhaps if you found more resources to fill out the Digital Kit a little more.

Peer Review 5, Semester 2 2013

Shagufta Deen

Hey Shagufta,
I liked this story too! I could relate, having sisters myself. I agree with the others too however, separating your work into paragraphs makes it seem a little less long winded. It would help shape your arguments better. Although I do like how you’ve identified techniques to explain and support your arguments, it shows how much thought you gave towards the story and the extent of your understanding of the subject.

Peer Review 4, Semester 2 2013

Crystal Caran

Hey Crystal,
I enjoyed reading your poem. It took me a couple of times through to discern and understand its meanings. But the main subject was time, with its variations of time, like age, eternity as well as tense, past, present and future. My favourite line is the very last one, to live in free fall. There’s something almost exhilarating about it.

Peer Review 3, Semester 2 2013

Eymie Prieto

Hey Eymie!
I enjoyed this quite a bit. It was very weird. I do mean that as a compliment and hope you take it that way. After all Kafka’s own text was extra weird too.But it did tie in well at the end. It was meaningful in the sense that it reversed what Kafka did. Turning his protagonist into a bug made him more unique, in your creative task you’ve made your persona the same as everyone else. This proves just as depressing as Kafka’s persona being completely different.

Peer Review 2 Semester 2 2013

Jude Salonga

Hi Jude,
Just wanted to say that I agree with this post 100 percent. Your takeaway from Conrad’s “Nigger of Narcissus” encapsulates, I think, exactly what he’s trying to convey. Between the differences of the scientist and the artist and how he uses this comparison to implore people to turn away from cold fact and experience more as similar the artist is able to do and to help others to do. I also think your modern day comparison is inspired!

Peer Review 1, Semester 2 2013

Melissa Lascala

Hi Melissa,
Just dropping a word to say I enjoyed you poem very much. The rhythm caused by the repetition of day by day were only enhanced by the structure of those lines in the first stanza. I related to this poem because the line you included was “And for all this, nature is never spent” and this out of the whole poem was the line that stood out for me as well, though it was not the one I used. There is a hopefulness to this poem but a crushing disappointment as it cannot be seen by those who pass over the beauty.


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