Behind the Beautiful Forevers BETA reading groups were amazing. The students read each other's papers, made comments and asked questions. By the end of the session, they were ready to revise their essays and turn in their rough draft. I can't wait to read them. The students seemed to enjoy the support from their peers. Many realized that the first draft needs a lot of work. This was a great way to get support, with out feeling like they were going to get a bad grade.
Remember to turn your rough drafts into turnitin.com and send me a link to your google doc. We are testing the turnitin.com revision option and I'm not sure how it will go. Sending me your google doc is the contingency plan just in case.
Happy Reading and Writing.