Re: “Let the students edit,” Jan. 26
The editorial is quite surprising to read, since I was always under the assumption that peer edited work was always supported by educational institutions (since the creative writing department at Camosun College actively encourages workshops between stu- dents). This Policy on Academic Integrity amendment definitely seems a bit too broad to be succinctly effective for its assumed intentional purpose.
Specifically between peers, the editing and clarification process should be encouraged. Even past simple grammatical errors, content can be better refined when you have feedback, and I think it’s part of the learning process to accept and react to critique, as well as incorporating it into one’s work!
Jacqueline, a Camosun student who reads UVic papers