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Review the Constructive Feedback Tutorial at Note: This tutorial uses audio narration and is about ten minutes in length. A constructive feedback transcript is available.
„h Perform a peer review of a classmate¡¦s CheckPoint Part I response, which your instructor will place in your Individual forum on Day 3.
„h Answer the following questions in a 100- to 200-word response:
o Do you think your classmate accurately identified the claims? Explain your answer.
o Your classmate has compared the claims against his or her personal observations; how do the claims agree or conflict with your own personal observations? How are the observations made by you and your classmate the same or different?
o Your classmate has compared the claims against his or her background information; how do the claims agree or conflict with your own background information? How are the background analyses of you and your classmate the same or different?
o Do you feel your classmate made an accurate judgment about the author¡¦s bias or trustworthiness? Explain your answer.
o Which concepts from the feedback tutorial did you use to conduct this peer review?
Courage Under Fire by Karen Holt
The claim made in this story is that the government supported Arab militias in killing, torturing and raping women in Darfur. Halima Bashir was won of those raped women. She is telling her story in hopes that people will know that she believes there is still hope in her homeland. The claim does not conflict with my personal observations as this is my first time reading about this woman¡¦s story. I have no background information about the claim. I am unaware of the author¡¦s expertise. Although the author is a reporter for the magazine, Essence, which is promoting the sale of Bashir¡¦s memoir, Tears of the Desert: A Memoir Survival in Darfur, I believe the author is unbiased and trustworthy. I say this because the news media whether reporting on television or in print, are credible but do make mistakes at times.