Argumentative Essay Peer Review Form

Ideally, this writing would come from real publications and not be fabricated by me in order to embody the form I’m looking for.

(Although most experts on writing instruction employ some kind of mentor text study, the person I learned it from best was Katie Wood Ray in her book Study Driven).

(Argument) Summarize the main idea of the draft briefly in your own words. (Argument, Organization) Does the opening establish a clear starting point for the paper (a thesis, or at least a focussed topic)? (Mechanics) Note problems with sentence structure, grammar, word choice, and other mechanical issues. Respond to any questions the writer poses about her/his own draft.

Would some other part of the draft make a better introduction? (Argument) Does the paper conclude with a whimper or a shout? Which paragraphs don't connect well with preceding or subsequent ones? (Organization, Evidence) Are there paragraphs that seem less coherent or less convincing than others?

Copy and paste into your review as much of this form as needed to clearly structure your comments.

Indicate in your review which column in each category best describes the essay.

Back to Student Learning Tools Peer Review Form for ARGUMENT ESSAY Reviewer's Name____________________________ Date______________ Writer's Name_______________________________ Essay Title _________________________________ This peer review form is derived from the rubric your instructor will use to grade your argumentative essay.

Be sure to address each of the main categories listed on the form.

Thesis clearly states a significant and compelling position.

Well developed main points directly related to the thesis. Refutation acknowledges opposing view logically and clearly. Sentences are strong and expressive with varied structure.


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