Does the essay accomplish the purpose of the assignment? (For example, does Essay 1 effectively describe using sensory details, does Essay 2 provide a good story, does Essay 3 use strong examples, does Essay 4 compare/contrast with good reasons, and does Essay 5 provide a clear argument?)

  • Does the essay accomplish the purpose of the assignment? (For example, does Essay 1 effectively describe using sensory details, does Essay 2 provide a good story, does Essay 3 use strong examples, does Essay 4 compare/contrast with good reasons, and does Essay 5 provide a clear argument?)

2.     Organization

  • Are the main ideas of each paragraph in a logical order to support the main idea of the essay? If not, what suggestions do you have to improve?
  • Are transitions used within and between paragraphs to move the reader logically to the next point? If not, what suggestions do you have to improve?

3.     Language and Mechanics

  • Are there any problems with sentence structure, such as run-on sentences, comma splices, or fragments? If so, what suggestions do you have to improve?
  • Are there any proofreading errors? If so, what suggestions do you have to improve?

4.     Overall

  • What part was the most effective or interesting?
  • Was the main idea effectively communicated? Why or why not?

 

  1. Post a reply message to the Peer Reviews Discussion Board and include your completed peer review feedback by the date indicated on the Syllabus.
  1. Review the comments others provide for your research paper, and consider using these comments to revise your paper before submitting it for a grade.

Of course, submit your revised essay to me for grading and commenting by the due date indicated on the Syllabus.

Guidelines

  • You MUST use the above steps to complete a peer review for each essay. Pay close attention to the due dates!

 

  • Review the requirements, guidelines, and grading rubric for each essay. Make suggestions to help your peer meet these requirements, use these guidelines, and achieve the highest grade possible.