Peer Review Process

  1. Describe the purpose/function of the paragraph or section you’re commenting on.
  2. Evaluate (diagnose) it from the point of view of a reader. Is it the right function for that moment in the piece of writing? Does it fulfill the purpose or function well? Could a reader fully understand what the writer is trying to say without further assistance? Use the following ratings: EX | G | OK | NTG.
  3. Make specific suggestions on how to improve the paragraph or segment.
  4. Engage the ideas of the paragraph or segment by helping the writer think more about it: play devil’s advocate, help them see implications, suggest supporting, complicating or contradicting evidence that they should consider.
  5. Write an end note in which you help the writer prioritize revisions to make.

Don’t comment on grammar, spelling, or punctuation.

Strikethrough Edit: March 23, 2020:

Peer review partners: Kyle Messenger – Danny Bloomer | Terry (Minghui) Sun – Tommy Slavin | Jesse Barber – Markel McKnight | Autumn Flagg – Jack Mahoney

Exchange drafts:

  1. Make a google doc version of your paper using your UNE Google account (login to google using your UNE credentials).
  2. Share your google doc version of your paper with your peer review partner and Eric.

What is Mental Illness?

Tonight the Center for Global Humanities hosts its first lecture of the spring semester at 6 p.m. at Innovation Hall on the UNE Portland Campus. Scholar Richard J. McNally will present “What Is Mental Illness?” Catch the 4:40 Intercampus Connector to arrive in Portland in time for the lecture .

McNally, who is a professor of psychology and the director of Clinical Training at Harvard University, will discuss the various controversies DSM-V ignited and propose a radical new way of conceptualizing psychopathology that promises to transform our understanding of mental illness.

A public reception will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. Good food and drinks will be served. For more information, visit: