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English 12 Investigative Research Paper

Peer Edit 2018

Please COMPLETE the following steps ALONG WITH MAKING COMMENTS (Use
“Editing” Feature) ON GOOGLE DOCS to receive Peer Editing Points.

(1) LOOK OVER PAPER. Does the Writer include:

__Yes___ Works Cited Page with Correct MLA Format (Check Google Classroom Tips
or OWL) Make Sure it is Alphabetized by first letter--Author or Article. Flush left first
line/second line tabbed once (must do this manually).
__Not Yet___ Title on First Textual Page (No other Information because of Title Page.)
_Yes____ MLA Page Formatting (Name and rolling page number in upper right hand
___yes__ Five to Seven Pages of Text (Must be a FULL 5 Pages at least)
(2) READ Paper. (No marking. Allow the Paper to “speak” to you. Just Read!)
Two Comments:
(1).Maybe have a transition from the good and bad instead of going right from good to
(2)back one space

(3) HIGHLIGHT IN RED any Mechanics Problems. (Do the best you can!)
Comment on Mechanics:___Great _x__Good ___Few Prob ____Lots of Prob
Biggest Problem: ____RunOn ___Frag ___Sp __X_Wording____Commas


Highlight Thesis
Is it One Sentence? _X__ Yes ____ No
Does it State Main Idea of Paper? __X_ Yes ____ No
Is it too Opinionated? (Remember, it should Explore Topic Not Rant!)__X_No ___Yes
Suggestions for Thesis: _X___ Great ___ Okay but could be Better ____ Needs Work


Is there a Topic Sentence for Each Paragraph? in Paper__x__ Yes ____ No
Do They have some Thread from the Thesis? _x___ Yes ____ No
Suggestions on Topic Sentences: ___x_All Great ____ Some Okay ____None


Explain Attention Grabber: X____ Great ____Okay but could be Better ___Needs Work
What was used? __X__ Statistics ____ Story ____ Questions ____Other
(7) CHECK HISTORY (CAUSE): ____Great __X_Okay but could be Better __ Needs Work
Does it Explain How Topic Began? _X_ Yes ____ No
Does it Detail Who was Involved in its Beginnings? __X___ Yes _____No
Does it Provide When? Where? _X___ Yes ___ No
Do you now Understand the Topic’s History? _X___Definitely ___ Sort of ____ No

(8) CHECK PROGRESSION (EFFECT):__Great _X_Okay but could be Better

__Needs Work
Does it Explain the Topic’s Development in History? _x___ Yes ___ No
Does it Detail Those involved as Time Progresses? _X___ Yes ___ No
Does it Discuss Negative or Positive Changes? _X___ Yes ____ No

(9) CHECK PROBLEM:__X__Great ___Okay but could be Better __ Needs Work

Does it Discuss Topic’s Present Concerns? _X__ Yes ___ No
Does it Discuss Who is Involved with These Concerns? _X__ Yes ___ No
Does it Discuss its Pros? _x___ Yes ____ No
Does it Discuss its Cons? _x___Yes ____ No

(10) CHECK SOLUTIONS:___x_Great ___Okay but could be Better __ Needs Work

How many does Paper Discuss? ___ One ___ Two ____ Three ____ Four

(11) CHECK CONCLUSION:__x__Great ___Okay but could be Better __ Needs Work

Does it Wrap Up Paper Points? _x____ Yes ____ No
Does it refer back to Thesis? __x__ Yes _____ No
Does it provide Futuristic View of Topic? __x__ Yes ____ No
Does it provide Food for Thought? __x_ Yes ___ No

(8) CHECK Parenthetical Citations.

___x__ Author’s Last Name ________ Article Name _______ Other ________
___25_ Total Number Parenthetical (Minimum 9)
__11___ How Many Sources? (ALL CITED ON Works Cited Page Used=Minimum 9)


(1) It looks pretty good just fix those couple of mistakes I marked.

~ Remember to use the EDITING “Suggesting” function in Google Docs (found in Upper right
hand corner) AND complete this form. Both are necessary to earn peer editing points! Be
thorough! Help your peer! You are the last stop before a teacher grades the essay. Getting
more than one peer edit is highly suggested:)