Peer Review Form & Author's Follow-Up Comments
Writer's Workshop #3:  Essay #1 Preliminary Drafts
Spring 2011 WR 121, Prof. Cora Agatucci

PART A. PEER REVIEW To be completed by Peer Reviewer:
Peer Reviewer should consult Essay #1 Directions & other relevant handouts while completing this Peer Review.
Then completed PART A. PEER REVIEW should be returned to and discussed with the student author.

A.1. Peer Reviewer's (first and last) Name (please print clearly):____________________________________________________

A.2. Identify Student Author & Title of the Essay #1 Preliminary Draft that this Peer Review addresses:

--A.2.a. Student Author's (first and last) Name (please print clearly): _____________________________________________

--A.2.b. Title of Essay #1 Preliminary Draft (please print clearly): ________________________________________________
NOTE:
Title should be a compact (i.e. fairly brief) and relevant forecast of the essay's topic/thesis focus.  If Preliminary Draft has NO title, please ask student author to write in a working title on the her/his preliminary draft before continuing this Peer Review.

A.3 Peer Review of assignment BASIC REQUIREMENTS met by Preliminary Draft (so far):

____(Yes or No) A.3.1. Essay Topic/Thesis of the student-author's choice uses at least one Muller textbook source/reading.
If you answer NO, please briefly explain:

____(Yes or No) A.3.2. Plagiarism is avoided, & student-author makes a good faith effort to follow MLA style for In-Text Citation/s and Works Cited documentation of Muller textbook reading/s and any other source/s used.
If you answer NO, please briefly explain:

____(Yes or No) A.3.3. Length of preliminary draft essay itself and Works Cited is now (or will be) approximately 4-to-6 double-spaced pages; and MLA style Header and Running Page Headers are provided.
If you answer NO, please briefly explain:

A.4. Peer Review of ESSAY GENRE & ESSAY WRITING SKILLS demonstrated in the Preliminary Draft (so far):

--A.4.A. On Topic Choice, Thesis Focus, Use of Source/s:

____(Yes or No): Topic choice and thesis focus are neither too broad nor too narrow to be effectively achieved/developed in an essay of the recommended length.
 If you answer NO, please briefly explain and suggest an improvement here:

 

____(Yes or No): Each citation (summary, paraphrase, and/or direct quotation) from the Muller source/s (and any other source/s) is effectively incorporated into the essay & is accompanied by student author's commentary to demonstrate how/why the citation is relevant to achieving the student author's purpose.
If you answer NO,
please mark and comment in the preliminary draft where you suggest an improvement.

--A.4.B. On Content Quality, Audience Awareness, Author Engagement:

____(Yes or No): Student-author's audience awareness is strong, because s/he is writing to communicate clearly with her/his targeted WR 121 audience.
If you answer NO,
please briefly explain here, and mark/comment in the preliminary draft where you suggest an improvement:

 

____(Yes or No): Student-author's engagement/interest in her/his chosen topic/thesis is clearly felt and communicated.
If you answer YES, please briefly explain here, and mark/comment in the preliminary draft where you felt the student author communicated her/his engagement/interest most strongly:

 

--A.4.C. On Thesis/Purpose, Unity, Thesis Transitions:

____STATE HERE in your own words what you think the student-author's essay thesis is:

 

 

 

____(Yes or No): Is the essay UNIFIED?  That is, given your understanding and statement (above) of the student-author's essay thesis, do you think that the everything else in the student-author's essay is controlled by and contributes to developing and achieving the essay's thesis?
If you answer NO, please briefly explain here, and mark/comment on any part/s of the preliminary draft that do not seem relevant or helpful in  developing or achieving the essay's thesis purpose:

 

--A.4.D. On Essay Form, Organization, & Coherence:

____(Yes or No) Essay INTRODUCTION is effective (i.e. introduction paragraph/s effectively introduce the topic , engage readers’ interest, set up/present the essay’s thesis/purpose, & employ logical paragraph break/s that make clear where the introduction ends and the body begins).
If you answer NO, please briefly explain and suggest an improvement here:

 

____(Yes or No) Essay ORGANIZATION is logical and effective (i.e. essay ideas/points are grouped and presented in a logically ordered arrangement, the logic of which you are able to follow clearly & easily, and which seems appropriate to and effective in developing and achieving the essay's thesis/purpose).
If you answer NO, please briefly explain here, and mark/comment on any part/s of the preliminary draft where you suggest improvement/s in essay organization:

 

____(Yes or No) Essay COHERENCE is strong (i.e. logical grouping and progression of ideas within and amongst paragraphs is strengthened by embedding clear, well-placed transitions; and by maintaining clear written expression throughout the essay).
If you answer NO, please briefly explain here, and mark/comment on any part/s of the preliminary draft where you suggest improvement/s in essay coherence and clarity.

 

____(Yes or No) Essay CONCLUSION is effective (i.e. conclusion paragraph/s provide readers with a satisfying sense of closure, consistent with & reinforcing the essay's thesis/purpose, & employ logical paragraph break/s that make clear where the body ends and the conclusion begins).
If you answer NO, please briefly explain and suggest an improvement here:


 

--A.4.E. On Body Paragraph Structure, Development, & Thesis Relevance:

____(Yes or No) Every body paragraph is unified by a clear point [i.e. a body paragraph topic sentence/idea expressed in an explicit topic sentence or clearly understood], is supported by effective well-selected specific development, is logically organized, and makes an effective contribution to achieving the essay's thesis/purpose.  f you answer NO, please briefly explain here, and mark/comment on any part/s of the preliminary draft where you suggest improvement/s in body paragraphs.

 

 

 

 

PART B. AUTHOR'S FOLLOW-UP COMMENTS to be completed by Student Author of Preliminary Draft reviewed.

B.1. _____(Yes or No)  I have read the above completed Peer Review of my Preliminary Draft and have discussed it with my student Peer Reviewer during in-class Workshop #3.

B._____(Yes or No)  Did you find this Peer Review helpful?  Why or why not?

 

 

B.3. REVISION PLANS.  Based on this Peer Review and my self-evaluation of my Preliminary Draft, I plan to revise and improve my Preliminary Draft in the following way/s before submitting my Final Draft on deadline for grading:

 

 

 

 

B.4  Student Author's Signature and Date:

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Student Author's Signature & Date


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