Today in class we did a peer review of our essays, which was very helpful. It was nice to hear someone else read my essay out loud because some of my sentences were too long and sounded kind of awkward. They made sense to me when I was writing it, but didn’t sound right when they were read out loud. Also, it was cool reading another person’s essay because I only could think of one way on how to structure my essay, but there are many other ways to do it. Another thing I like about peer review is that we got to talk about citations and references and the little details that many of us might struggle with. Something I learned from today is that quotes sound better if they are shorter and more concise, rather than using the whole quote. When I was doing the peer review, it was crazy to see that we all had the same topic to write about, but many of the thesis statements and arguments were very different. I liked how when I was reading another person’s essay, they used their voice throughout the essay. This is what makes them more interesting to read and different for every person. Overall, I really liked peer review and I feel more confident about turning in my final draft.