Monday, June 28, 2010

Peer review........

Peer review is great for me. We are all in the same boat looking for ways to improve as writers. Having peer review isn't so intimating for me. Being on the same level with everyone, peer review is more like asking a friend to proof read your paper and tell you what could be improved. After you read your paper over and over again you get use to seeing it, then you miss mistakes that are so simple and right in front of your face. When I read other people's papers, I can see misspelled words and incomplete sentences, but I miss them in my own paper.
Also I know when my classmates are telling me where I made a mistake, I know they are only trying to help me improve my paper. They aren't criticizing me or trying to make me feel stupid for misspelling a word. Typing mistakes are easy to make when your fingers can't keep up with your mind so it is nice to have these mistakes pointed out to me or it could just be me having a fibro fog day.
I have got to say that doing this paper has enlightened me about fibromyalgia. I have had it for 7 years now and I get so use to the symptoms and the pains. After I started my research and started reviewing what this disease entails, I found out how much in life I am missing out on because I am unable to do a lot of activities. I know people with fibro have a very high risk of being depressed and for the most part I don't get depressed very often, because I know what I am able to do and know not to push myself. I try to keep in mind that " I do mind and fibro doesn't matter ". I do my best not to let it control my life but for me to control the disease.


  1. I'm happy to hear that you have fibro under control. I agree with what you say about peer review. It is like having a friend read your paper. I also agree with what you say about getting used to what your paper says. I've read my paper so many times, I can probably recite it by now lol. For my College Comp 1, my Professor there gave us a good tip. She suggested that we try reading our papers line by line starting with the last one. I find that it works. It throws the order off for me which is good. It also doesn't seem so repetitious that way. Good luck with your paper! :)

  2. I completely agree with what you said about we read our papers so much we miss mistakes that others find so easily. I have found that now when I read my paper it seems like I am not really reading everything because I know what it is going to say.
    I am glad that you have found ways to control your fibromyalgia. It is great that you do not get depressed that often because you do know your limitations.
    Good luck with your paper.