In the next unit, the focus will be to give and receive feedback to help you improve the draft of your final HRM Evaluation Improvement Plan and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. The thoughtful feedback you give your peers will not only help them improve their work but will also provide you with insights about your own project. In preparation for the peer review process, follow these steps:
1. Review the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description to learn about the assessment criteria for the final project and presentation. Both the plan and your presentation will be graded based on the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan scoring guide.
2. Develop a PowerPoint presentation that provides a summary of your HRM Evaluation Improvement Plan. The presentation should synthesize all of your research and summarize your final plan for improving effectiveness. Your presentation should include 5–10 slides, using concise, bulleted text. Use the notes section of PowerPoint to outline supporting research and cite references. Information about using PowerPoint is available on the Microsoft Tutorials page on iGuide, linked in the Resources.
3. Complete your draft by adding all the components you have completed thus far and integrate them with an introduction and a conclusion. Check the course project description for specific details on how to structure your paper. Make sure all of your work is clean and in appropriate draft format before posting.
4. Post a draft of your plan and presentation in the discussion area. In your post, include a list of items on which you want others to focus when they review your project. For example, you may want to ask a peer reviewer to carefully read your conclusion to ensure that the research is appropriately supported.
5. Select two drafts that you would like to review in the next unit. Each learner should have two peer reviewers. So, if you find a draft that already has two reviewers identified, select a different draft. Once the two drafts are chosen, respond to your peer’s initial post. In the title of your response post, type in your name and that you will be reviewing his or her draft. Remember, no more than two reviewers per draft.
6. Once you have selected the drafts to review, download the projects and save them so that they are easily accessible in the next unit, where you will participate in the peer review feedback activity.
7. Refer to the Guidelines for Effective Peer Review document for feedback guidelines specific to writers and responders. Also, refer to the Peer Review Feedback Form to learn how you will provide feedback to your peers.
The only required response is to document which drafts you will be reviewing, as stated above. Any other type of response is optional.