Introduction to Communication Ethics

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Peer Review of Final Essay

In-Class Assignment

 

(REVIEWER’S) NAME__________________________________________

 

RESPOND TO ALL OF THE PROMPTS BELOW:  (Feel free to use the reverse side of this form)

 

Author’s Name: __________________________________

 

Author’s Selected Case: _______________________________________________________

 

 

  1. Assess the author’s representation of the facts in the selected case? Is the narrative trustworthy, representative, fair, concise, clear, and comprehensive?  What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the assignment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Assess the credibility of the author’s sources and the reliability of the information presented in the narrative. What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the assignment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author identified and framed the central communication ethics challenge in the selected case?  What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the assignment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author identified and framed options available to the central decision maker in the case? Are the proposed alternatives viable, reasonable, and responsive?  Are all available alternatives identified?  What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the assignment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author identified and framed the most significant common places shared by members of the deliberative community? Are any of the beliefs, values, and assumptions here contested?  Are there any missing common places?  What suggestions, if any, do you have for this element of the assignment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Provide a brief assessment of the author’s proposed “solution” to the decision maker’s dilemma. Is the proposal reasonable and responsive?  What are its strengths? Its limitations? How effectively has the author supported the proposal?  What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the assignment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author demonstrated an understanding of, and ability to apply, the foundational guidelines for communication ethics explored in the essay, “Ethical and Unethical Communication,” and in key chapters of the course text?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author anticipated, thoughtfully represented, and responsively addressed deliberative partners’ potential concerns regarding his or her perspective and proposal?  More broadly, how effectively has the author created conditions for dialogic engagement?  What suggestions, if any, do you have for enhancing this important feature of the essay? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. In general, what are the essay’s strengths in terms of moral imagination, balanced partiality, critical thinking, responsiveness, accountability, and reasonableness? What suggestions, if any, do you have for strengthening the essay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Apply the Shared Criteria for Technical Competency and Related Presentational Skills to an analysis of the essay.  Provide a rating (1-6 points) and related observations for each of the four areas of review (below).  Be sure to include suggestions for revision (as appropriate) in each of the four areas.

 

 

a)       FOCUS: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)      DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)       ORGANIZATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)      MECHANICS AND PRESENTATION: