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you will receive a peer review assignment on this page. You will then leave feedback in the comment box for your peer. Please follow the peer review prompts carefully.
Read your peer’s paper and comment on the following eight questions in at least a page of response. Be sure to number your responses, and give the kind of feedback you’d like to receive as a writer to help you most effectively and successfully write your own paper. Write in FULL sentences and EXPLAIN how the writer succeeds as well as what can be improved. Offer suggestions.
What does this draft do especially well? Provide at least two examples. (9 pts)
Which specific ideas, words, phrases, or images struck you as particularly memorable and effective? Provide at least two examples and explain why they are effective. (10 pts)
Which specific things struck you as confusing or needing elaboration? If nothing is confusing, explain HOW the essay is fully developed. (8 pts)
Is the title strong? How so? Could it be improved? (9 pts)
Where does the writer use descriptions to show rather than tell? Where would more sensory description, dialogue, or detail help readers engage more with the narrative? Be specific. (9 pts)
In your own words, what would you say the “idea” is of your peer’s essay? Is the idea significant and clear, and does it have a strong connection to the narrative? Is the reflection on the idea discussed at least 25% of the essay? (10 pts)
Return to Chapter 7, “Revising Rhetorically,” in your textbook. Briefly review “Use Precise Words” on p. 274. Define “cliche” in one sentence. Do you notice any cliches in the draft? How could the author be more precise? (10 pts)
In summary, what two or three things would most improve the draft? (10 pts)