Essay 2: Rhetorical Analysis – 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 & INTRODUCTION: How do the title and introduction set up the topic of the analysis and lay a foundation for the essay’s thesis?
    2. THESIS: Underline the thesis statement. What specific rhetorical features does the the thesis mention? Does the thesis forecast the essay’s structure?
    3. STRUCTURE: How is the essay structured? Does it have a clear thesis, topic sentences for each body paragraph, good transitions, and so on?
    4. SUMMARY: How would you evaluate the fairness and accuracy of the essay’s summary of the original text?
    5. EVIDENCE: Where does the essay quote from the book? How are each of its points grounded in the text?
    6. QUOTATIONS: Where could the author improve the effectiveness of signal phrases, quotations, and MLA documentation in the essay?
  2. Make at least TWO specific suggestions for revision.

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