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Analysis of a Poem/Checklist/Peer Review Form
NAME OF AUTHOR OF PAPER:
NAME OF PEER REVIEWER:
Please be as specific as possible in your answers.
To ensure a successful argument, make sure it includes the following:
□An intro that provides background info and debatable thesis-your introduction should provide background information on your topic so that you forecast what the remainder of your paper will be about. Your introduction should also include a thesis that can be debated. This thesis should be written as a statement, not a question.
State the thesis of this paper:
How can this thesis be revised to include more of a debate?
□Topic sentences-the first sentence in each of your paragraphs should forecast what will be discussed in that paragraph. Thus, a quote should not be used as a topic sentence since your quotes should be used as support.
What are the topic sentences?
What information is provided that does not relate to the topic sentence of that paragraph?
□Transitions-your paragraphs should flow smoothly from one idea to the next. Use transitional words or phrases to do this.
What transitions are used?
Where could the writer provide more connection between paragraphs?
□Support for claims-with each major claim, support from outside sources should be used to help back up those ideas. This can come in the form of quotes, paraphrases, or summaries, but should be incorporated into the rest of the text smoothly.
Where does the author use support for his/her claims?
Where could this support be incorporated more smoothly?
□Minimal plot summary-you should avoid having too much plot summary in your paper since this is an analysis.
Where does the writer provide too much plot summary?
What ways could the writer transform this summary into analysis?
□Correct documentation and credible sources-your sources should be documented through in-text citations, as well as a Works Cited page. These should correspond to each other. The Works Cited page should be formatted according to MLA 8th edition. Sources used should be peer reviewed, credible sources.
Where is there outside information used that is NOT cited?
What errors are there with the author’s documentation?
What sources are NOT credible?
□Correct grammar, spelling, and formal tone-be sure to proofread. Also, be sure the tone of your paper is formal, meaning avoid 1st and 2nd person, as well as contractions.
Where are there errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and tone?
What is the author’s most common mistake in terms of grammar?