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My Reviewers User Manual Series

Version 4.0

Student Guide
Table of Contents Logging In ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 2 3 5 7 8 12 13

Uploading a Document !

Viewing Teacher Feedback on an Uploaded Draft ! !

Viewing, Interpreting, and Considering Common Comments ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Peer Review, Step by Step! Help Center ! ! Troubleshooting ! ! !

Daniel Richards email: drichar3@mail.usf.edu FYC Community Manager 1

Logging In
ENTERING THE MY REVIEWERS TOOL
Step 1 Type in the following address in your browser window: http://myreviewers.usf.edu Note: Firefox and Internet Explorer work best.

Step 2 On the User Login screen, enter your USF NetID and password. Click Go. Note: For Troubleshooting, see next page.

Uploading a Document
FROM START TO FINISH
Task Selection Screen Once you are logged in, you will be taken to Student Task Selection screen. From the Task Selection screen, select Upload a Draft or Completed Project. Click Go.

From there, you will see the following screen, indicating a 3-step process to uploading your document.

Step 1: Selecting the Project Select the project from the drop-down menu and then the draft from the drop-down menu. Step 2: Finding Your Document for Upload Select the word Browse to select the document for upload. Then press the Upload Selected File button to submit the file. IMPORTANT: Your file must be in PDF format, or else the upload will not work. Step 3: Validating Document Upload Students will know that their document has been uploaded successfully when they see their PDF document in the window provided

Viewing Teacher Feedback


ON AN UPLOADED DRAFT
Task Selection Screen Return to Student Task Selection screen by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

From the Task Selection screen, select View a list of Drafts and Completed Projects. Click Go.

Student Project List


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From the Student Project List, select an assignment to view.

You will then be able to view your teachers feedback, rubric score, and Common Comments...

Viewing, Interpreting, and Considering Common Comments When the document pops up, you will see your work marked up with highlights, comments, and now numerical codes (in purple, below).

These codes represent Common Comments, or comments taken from a pool of comments instructors can choose from. These comments are aimed at having students improve their writing by consciously reflecting on the decisions made and how these decisions relate to the rubric. To view what these codes represent, click on the Display Progress Report tab at the top left-hand side of the interface.

Now, you will see on the right-hand side a list of numeric codes and the corresponding comments attached to them. These are the comments your instructors wish you to take into consideration. The list you see is the list of all the common comments inserted by the instructor. To know which comment corresponds to which part of your essay, use the numeric codes for reference. For example, if comment [19] Consider your context is on your list, find the code [19] on your paper and revise accordingly.

While you are in the Student Progress Report view, you can click on individual codes in your paper. When you do, the comment selected will show up at the top of the list.

When you do click on the link, you will be taken to the Writing Commons page that will help you revise and improve your paper and your writing pertaining to that one issue.

Peer Review, Step by Step


GIVE FEEDBACK TO YOUR PEERS USING MARKUP TOOLS
Student Instructions for Peer Review via My Reviewers On the My Reviewers website (http://myreviewers.usf.edu) click on the Upload/ Review tab at the top left-hand corner of the page. Once you log on using your NetID and password, you will be taken to the Student Task Selection page, where you will have the option (only if a peer review has been assigned by your instructor) to grade a team members draft. Select the Grade button and click Go. At the top right-hand corner of the page under Project/Version, you will see a dropdown menu titled Student. This drop-down menu lets you select which of your peers drafts you want to review at a certain time. Your instructor may ask you to review a number of drafts, and they will all be listed by U number, not student name, in this dropdown menu. Go ahead and select the first U number to get started on a peer review. You will see your peers draft on the left side of the window and a rubric and comment box to the right of the draft. To expand the draft size, you may hide the rubric by clicking on Hide Rubric, and then click Fit to fit the draft to the more open window size. Its up to you whether or not you want to have both the rubric and the draft open at the same time. To re-open the rubric if youve hidden it, just click Display Rubric.

To comment on the draft itself, use the sticky note tool. To begin using the tool, click on Tools, then Add Sticky Note.

Once Add Sticky Note is clicked, the tool will be turned on until you turn it back off, which you can do by clicking the box with the red X in it at the top right-hand corner of the draft. To add a sticky note, click anywhere on the draft (somewhere near where you want the comment to be), and a box will open for you to type your comment/question. Once done, you can change the size of the box by playing with the outside corners of it, and you can move it when you see the arrow change to the hand iconto move the box, click when you see the hand, hold down on the clicker, and drag the box where you want it to go.

If your instructor asks you to respond to the questions from a peer review worksheet, youll want to do that in the overall comments box, which is right below the rubric. If no worksheet or guiding list of questions is provided, youll want to leave an endnote for your peer in the comment box. I highly recommend you write this note in a Word doc before copying and pasting it into the box, just in case the site happened to go down midreview.

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In terms of the two spaces in which you definitely should comment (sticky notes and the comment box), sticky notes should be used for specific marginal comments/questions, such as Is this your thesis here? Theyre great for pointing your peer to a particular area in the paper about which you have a comment/question. The overall comments box should be used for more general reflectionslike if youre concerned about paragraph organization. In the overall comments box, you might (and it would be helpful to do so) refer your peer to sticky notes youve left in the margins. When youre finished with the peer reviewyou have included helpful sticky notes on the draft itself, youve written an endnote or responded to questions in the overall comments box, and youve (if required) graded the draftclick on the Email Final Grade button at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. This will notify your peer that his/her draft is ready for viewing. Please note that if, at any time, you do experience an issue with the peer review tool, visit the following webpagehttp://myreviewers.usf.edu/SitePages/Troubleshooting.aspx to troubleshoot the issue and to, if necessary, report it.

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Student Help Center


ACCESS HELP FROM WITHIN THE LEARNING TOOL
Want to Know More about the Tool or How Instructors Are Assessing Your Writing?

From the Student Task Selection page, click on the Help Center link at the bottom left.

From there, you will find many resources, from videos, to rubric explanations, to flowcharts, all aimed at facilitating a better understanding of the tool being used.

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Troubleshooting
TROUBLE LOGGING IN?
You must log in using your USF NetID and password. If you do not have a USF NetID or cant remember it, please visit http://netid.usf.edu and follow the Activate your USF NetID instructions. Clicking the Having Trouble Logging In? link, pictured in the screenshot above, also leads you to the USF NetID Services. You will need to allow a day after activating before you will be able to use your new NetID to log into the rubric system. If you have questions or are having trouble with your NetID, please contact the IT Help Desk. Phone: (813) 974-1222 Toll Free: (866) 974-1222

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