Essay Peer Review…

Step 1. download the rough draft, and make as many helpful comments and suggestions on it as you can. You can use the insert comment function on word, or you can simply write your comments in red.

Step 2. Answer the following questions:

  1. Does the writer have an effective introduction? is there a hook that captures the readers’ attention? Is there enough background to understand the issue at hand (even if you are not in this class)? Is there a clear thesis that asks for a change?
  2. Is the organization of the essay clear? Does each body paragraph start with a sub-claim in the writer’s own words (rather than a quote)? Is each paragraph well supported with at least 2 pieces of evidence?
  3. Does the writer provide clear commentary and analysis for each of his/her examples? Does this analysis bring the reader back to the author’s thesis?
  4. If you were doing a rhetorical analysis on this essay, what would you say about the author’s ethos, pathos, and logos? Where can he/she improve?
  5. Does the writer introduce all of the sources used as discussed in class? Or does he/she have a parenthetical citation after each example used?
  6. Is there a Works Cited page? Is it formatted correctly? Is it alphabetical by last name? Hanging indent?
  7. Does the paper meet the minimum page count (6-7) without the Works Cited? If not, what can the writer add?

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