Peer Review Argumentative Response Essay

Editor:                                                                                   Date:

Author of Paper:                                                                  Title of Paper:

Please read the essay.  After reading it, please respond to the following questions:

Purpose/Argument

What is this essay about?

Title

How well does the title reflect the content of the essay?  Please explain.

excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

Thesis

Is there a sentence in the paper that might be functioning as a thesis statement?

If yes, please write “thesis” next to it in the margin.

How well does this sentence reflect and encompass what the essay is about?

excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

Topic Sentences

How well does the topic sentence of each paragraph fit with the paragraph?

BP1 excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

BP2 excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

BP3 excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

Textual Evidence

Does the author use textual evidence in her/his essay?

How many times?

Looking at one instance of the author’s use of textual evidence, please assess how well the author uses the ICE guideline:

Introduces    excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

Cites             excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

Explains       excellent       good         needs work         none             why?:

Paragraph Focus

Do any of these paragraphs support multiple points?  If so, should they be broken up into separate paragraphs, or could they stand on their own with a revised topic sentence?



Paragraph Development

Are there paragraphs that are too short to stand on their own as paragraphs?


Are the sentences in each paragraph in logical order?


Paragraph Order

Should any of the paragraphs be re-ordered to enhance the flow and coherence of the essay?



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