Essay 1: Literacy Narrative – Peer Review

  1. Read the draft from beginning to end. As you read, proof read. Mark any problems you notice with grammar, spelling, punctuation, or MLA format.
  2. Write out your peer review on the reverse side of the essay’s final page. At the top of the page place the author’s name and your own name as shown:

Author: ____________________     Reviewer: ____________________

  1. Respond briefly to each of the following questions:
    1. TITLE: Does the title arouse interest and forecast the theme of the narrative?
    2. INTRODUCTION: How does the introduction capture your interest?
    3. THESIS: Underline the thesis statement. Does the thesis forecast the essay’s structure? What insight, revelation, or new understanding about the importance of reading, writing, or language does the thesis present?
    4. STRUCTURE: How is the essay structured? Does it have a clear thesis, topic sentences for each body paragraph, good transitions, and so on?
    5. EVIDENCE: How does the narrative support and develop the essay’s thesis?
    6. STYLE: Where could the narrative use more concrete language?
  2. Make at least TWO specific suggestions for revision.

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