Essay 3: Informative Essay — 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 and engage the reader’s interest in the critical question the essay addresses?
    2. COMMON VIEW: What is the common or popular answer to the question? Do you agree that this is a common or popular view?
    3. THESIS: Underline the thesis statement. How does the thesis answer the question? Do the topic sentences match up with the forecast in the thesis?
    4. SURPRISING VIEW: What is the writer’s surprising view? Were you surprised?
    5. EVIDENCE: What details does the essay use to develop and support the common and surprising views? What additional supporting examples or details might help make each view more vivid or compelling?
    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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