I'm thinking of becoming a mentor

T&A1987 T&A1987
Once I hit 6.0 (5.8 now) and I'm wondering exactly what it entails. Is it just editing reviews and giving advice, or is it like I'm teaching classes? Should I be exceptionally knowledgeable about a certain type of toy? Thanks for any help offered.
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js250 js250
A mentor answers questions about the site, outlines a good review and gets the assignments for their student. The student writes the review, which you proof and either send back with suggestions on making it more complete or publish. You have 2 required reviews and then you may graduate the student if they are ready. Sometimes there are students that need a bit more guidance.
- Kira - - Kira -
I'd say it's more like teaching classes. I find it helpful to be knowledgeable about the types of toys you're helping to review so you can point out any incorrect information the review might have. Basically what you're doing is reading over a review and giving pointers on how to improve that review. What could be added in to make it better, what could be edited out, what details should be included, etc. Editing for grammar is part of it, but not the main thing you're working with someone on. It's mainly helping to make the review as useful as it can be.

Edit: Also you may want to sign up to take a class yourself if you're considering mentoring. That way you can get a feel for how it works. Even if you don't need the help for your reviews it will help you understand the mentor program more thoroughly.
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Thanks for the tips. I've been thinking about becoming a mentor, too!
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