Essay 2 Peer Critique
Write your peer critique on a separate page. At the top of the page place the author’s name and your own name as shown:
Author’s name: ____________________
Peer Reviewer’s name: ____________________
I. Read the draft at normal speed from beginning to end. As you read, draw a wavy line under sentences or phrases that might cause a reader to stumble, and make a check mark in the margins next to any passages you find especially strong or interesting. Mark any problems you notice with grammar, spelling, or punctuation.
II. Read the draft again slowly and respond to the following with brief, specific explanations on a separate page.
- Summarize the essay in one or two sentences.
- Make an outline of the essay’s organization.
- List at least three specific things the essay points out about the poem that a casual reader would not have noticed.
- Briefly make the strongest case you can refuting the essay’s thesis.
III. List at least three major strong points and three major weak areas of the draft.