English 122: Composition II
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ENG 122 Peer Review Guidelines
Use the information below to guide you through your peer review and revision processes.
1. Title Review
If you feel the paper has no title, please make a note of the issue. If you have identified a title, use the checklist below to evaluate it.
The title and title page are formatted according to the required style guide (APA 6th).
The title encapsulates the selected topic and thesis with clarity, insight, and originality. Addressing any unchecked criteria, consider how the title and title page might be improved.
2. Thesis Review
If you feel that the paper has no thesis statement, please make a note of the issue. If you have identified a thesis, use the checklist below to evaluate it.
Thesis addresses the selected topic clearly and specifically (the writer may use the thesis generator). Thesis articulates a persuasive argument, position, or claim.
Thesis includes a premise (argumentative statement) or premises and a conclusion.
Example of a premise: All Americans love football.
Thesis is logical and reasonable.
Thesis accounts for or anticipate potential counter-arguments. Example: Though texting proves extremely useful in some daily activity, it proves to be a dangerous activity in many circumstances. Explain how the thesis might be improved.
3. Development Feedback
Identify and analyze the paper’s topic sentences. (Reminder: Topic sentences express the central argument or idea in a body paragraph.)
If you feel that a paragraph has no topic sentence, please make a note of the issue. Once you have identified a particular topic sentence, use the checklist below to evaluate it. Repeat this process for each paragraph of the draft.
Each topic sentence develops, supports, and/or advances the paper’s thesis.
Each topic sentence is supported by clear and compelling prose.
Each topic sentence is supported by persuasive evidence and/or concrete examples.
ENG122: Composition II
Each topic sentence is embedded in a paragraph (or paragraphs) that supports the topic sentence through research that is appropriately scholarly.
Each topic sentence is embedded in a paragraph (or paragraphs) that supports the topic sentence through research that is properly cited according to APA style.
Explain how one or two topic sentences might be better supported or revised in such a way that they advance the thesis statement and articulate the