Writing Class Peer Review of Paper Writing Guide

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Please carefully read the attached essay and do a peer review answering the following questions.

Please note that all of the questions are also attached in a word doc to make it easy for you.

For the questions that they ask to rate it means 1 very weak to 5 very strong rating

Essay 1 Peer Review

  • Does the introduction engage your interest in the issue and help you understand the issue being debated? If not, make suggestions for improvement.
  • Is there enough background information on the topic? If not, state what you feel you as a reader need to know in order to understand the topic.
  • Rate the strength of this paper's thesis.
  • Does the thesis preview the organizational plan of the paper?
  • Does the essay follow this organizational plan?
  • Does each paragraph of this paper logically progress from the former ones? Why or why not?
  • Do all the topic sentences relate to the thesis statement?
  • Does this paper sustain a coherent point of view? Why or why not?
  • Rate this paper's overall readabilty
  • Can the conclusion of this paper be convincingly drawn from the thesis and the argument made in the body of the paper? Why or why not?
  • Is there a counterargument paragraph that both presents and refutes opposing positions and has effective "counterargument language? make suggestions for improvement.
  • Is each paragraph unified? In other words, are there too many points in any paragraph?
  • Does the logic of this paper's argument ever fall flat? Where? What might be done to correct this?
  • Do you feel this paper relies on evidence, or on opinion or intuition? If the latter, cite examples of where this paper relies on opinion and intuition and give suggestions as to how the writer can write more objectively.
  • How smoothly does this paper integrate examples into its own argument? Does it clearly illustrate connections between the evidence it cites and the ideas they support, or does it merely assume them? Explain.
  • How clearly does the author express his or her ideas?
  • Could the writer of this paper have omitted certain passages to make this paper more concise? If yes, which ones?
  • At which point did you feel most interested by this piece? When least? Explain.
  • How effective was the writer's use of language?
  • Scan and spot the paper for the any of the following problems: colloquialisms, informality, clichés, and wordiness. Give a few examples of these problems, if they exist.

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Essay 1 Peer Review 1. Does the introduction engage your interest in the issue and help you understand the issue being debated? If not, make suggestions for improvement. 2. Is there enough background information on the topic? If not, state what you feel you as a reader need to know in order to understand the topic. 3. Rate the strength of this paper's thesis. very weak very strong 1 2 3 4 5 4. Does the thesis preview the organizational plan of the paper? 5. Does the essay follow this organizational plan? 6. Does each paragraph of this paper logically progress from the former ones? Why or why not? 7. Do all the topic sentences relate to the thesis statement? 8. Does this paper sustain a coherent point of view? Why or why not? 9. Rate this paper's overall readabilty unreadable 1 2 3 4 very readable 5 10. Can the conclusion of this paper be convincingly drawn from the thesis and the argument made in the body of the paper? Why or why not? 11. Is there a counterargument paragraph that both presents and refutes opposing positions and has effective "counterargument language? make suggestions for improvement. 12. Is each paragraph unified? In other words, are there too many points in any paragraph? 13. Does the logic of this paper's argument ever fall flat? Where? What might be done to correct this? 14. Do you feel this paper relies on evidence, or on opinion or intuition? If the latter, cite examples of where this paper relies on opinion and intuition and give suggestions as to how the writer can write more objectively. 15. How smoothly does this paper integrate examples into its own argument? Does it clearly illustrate connections between the evidence it cites and the ideas they support, or does it merely assume them? Explain. 16. How clearly does the author express his or her ideas? very unclear very clearly 1 2 3 4 5 17. Could the writer of this paper have omitted certain passages to make this paper more concise? If yes, which ones? 18. At which point did you feel most interested by this piece? When least? Explain. 19. How effective was the writer's use of language? very ineffective very effective 1 2 3 4 5 20. Scan and spot the paper for the any of the following problems: colloquialisms, informality, clichés, and wordiness. Give a few examples of these problems, if they exist. ...
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Essay 1 Peer Review
1. Does the introduction engage your interest in the issue and help you understand the issue
being debated? If not, make suggestions for improvement.
Yes. The introduction is engaging and straightforward on the issue of focus.
2.

Is there enough background information on the topic? If not, state what you feel you as a
reader need to know in order to understand the topic.

The author also adds enough background information when they state that difficult decisions are
not as easy to execute.
3. Rate the strength of this paper's thesis.
very weak

very strong
1

2

3

4

5

4. Does the thesis preview the organizational plan of the paper?
The thesis clearly previews the organization of the paper. This is because it states that not all
decision have the ease to choose one side and drop the other. The author states that the
confidence in actions can also indicate the ease of decision-making.
5. Does the essay follow this organizational plan?
The essay follows the organization plan because the author mainly gives evidence to show that
decision making when it comes to issues with dilemma can be hard.

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6. Does each paragraph of this paper logical...

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awesome work thanks

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