Peer Reviews

Peer Review 6 https://jamievoblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/blog-5-lightning-flow/comment-page-1/#comment-30

Hi Jamie,

I really like how you’ve thoroughly explained why you liked this painting. I found that your ideas and interpretation of the painting was very interesting to read. However, it was quite hard to follow as there were several sentences that needed to be separated into different paragraphs. Also, “emphasized” is spelt “emphasised”. Other than that, keep up the good work!

 

Peer Review 5 https://joshuayoussef.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/first-blog-post/comment-page-1/#comment-14

Hi Joshua,

I really like how you’ve concisely explained your personal view of how humans can become wise and intelligent. As an education student myself, I find that wisdom and intelligence isn’t all about knowledge, although they do go hand in hand sometimes, it is not the same thing. I have to also slightly disagree with your interpretation of the poem. I agree that nature plays a big role in educating a person, but saying that: “wisdom and intelligence are not found in books and scrolls but only in nature” is a bit extreme. I think this poem is aimed at someone who is completely buried in books and does not bother broadening their horizons by exploring nature as well. So I think a balance of studying books and the outside world is important to gain necessary knowledge in life. Nonetheless, keep up the good work! 🙂

 

Peer Review 4 https://vzengl200.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/week-7-blog-post-art-gallery-creative/comment-page-1/#comment-16

Hi Victoria,

Your creative description of this painting is superb! Your excellent use of word choice and sentence structure built a lot of imagery which made your blog very engaging to read. I think you’ve explored the intent of this painting which is to show how humanity can be so insignificant to nature, and yet they exploit it through deforestation, plastic waste etc., all for commercial gains. Humanity needs to acknowledge the fact that they depend on the planet in order to survive and it is not the other way around. Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog this week, keep up the fantastic work!

 

Peer Review 3 https://marijasimonovska.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/up-up-my-friend-and-quit-your-books/comment-page-1/#comment-75

Hi Marija,

I really like this poem, as you build imagery through descriptive language, and you really capture the essence of the poems, ‘Expostulation and Reply’ and ‘The Tables Turned’. Your use of rhythm and repetition makes the form of the poem quite lyrical, which is very interesting. Keep up the great work!

 

Peer Review 2 https://rileypowers1.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/week-4-blog-2-2/comment-page-1/#comment-67

Hi Riley,

I like how you’ve explained your understanding of Jane Austen’s intent of the novel, as Austen makes it clear that it is Emma’s ego that creates the chaos in the novel. In order to expand this entry, I would provide some quotes from the text to prove your points about Austen’s intent of the novel, but nonetheless keep up the good work!

 

Peer Review 1 https://joshuajenkins1.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/power-of-the-mind/comment-page-1/#comment-30

Hi Josh,

This is an interesting and descriptive entry about the Romantic period. I also like the picture you’ve included, as it enhances your entry. I believe that it is vital to study the context of any text that one reads, as it can allow the reader to understand the author’s intent of the novel or poem. In order to improve this entry I would change the last line of your entry to: “how our lives would be if romanticism didn’t exist”. I would also join the paragraph where it says “various” to the previous paragraph. Overall, you’ve done a good job in providing important information about the Romantic period, so keep up the good work!

 

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