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Peer-Evaluation

Workshop Author of Essay: __________________________________________________ Commenter: __________________________________________________



Directions: Switch papers. Read your partner’s essay. Circle a grade in each category that reflects the quality of the essay. On the right, write comments on why you chose that grade. On
the back, complete the critique. Authors, use this critique to make improvements to your essay.

A (10 points) Advanced B (8.5 points) Bueno! C (7.5 points) D (6.5 points) Comments
Consistent Developing
Thesis Writer very clearly states Writer states thesis in Writer states thesis. Writer may
thesis in last sentence of the introduction of the Focus remains mostly demonstrate difficulty in
the first paragraph. Focus essay. Focus is good clear throughout essay, identifying thesis. Focus
remains tight throughout throughout writing with though there may be not clear throughout.
with effective transition generally effective lapses in the quality of Writing lacks transition
words and all parts of transition words. Essay the argument (tone, words. Argument
essay clearly connected. is mostly well organized. immediacy). Ideas may generally difficult to
Parts of essay are not always be clearly follow.
mostly connected. connected.
Evidence Writer uses exemplary and Writer uses sufficient Evidence may not be Evidence may be
sufficient evidence to evidence, though not substantial and insubstantial and
support argument. All every assertion is assertions may not be assertions may not be
assertions are very clearly clearly supported. clearly supported. clearly supported.
supported with quotes and Author addresses and Evidence somewhat Evidence may not relate
paraphrases. All evidence refutes relates to thesis. Author to thesis. May not
clearly relates to thesis. counterargument. may address and refute address
Author addresses and Evidence mostly relates counterargument, counterargument.
refutes counterargument. to thesis. though it may be weak.
Commentary Writer provides very clear Writer provides clear Writer provides Writer may provide
explanations of evidence explanations of evidence explanations of inadequate explanations
that exceptionally that demonstrate evidence that may not of evidence that may not
demonstrate originality of originality of thought. always be clear and be clear and may not
thought. Explanations Explanations which may not demonstrate an
guide reader through substantially guide demonstrate a unique understanding.
analysis of text. reader through analysis understanding.
of text.
Formatting All MLA formatting Most requirements are Multiple MLA Significant formatting
requirements are met. No met, though there may formatting errors that errors that inhibit
errors. Includes be a couple of minor may inhibit understanding of essay.
parenthetical citations and errors. Contains minor understanding of essay. Essay is in draft form.
works cited. errors in parentheticals May contain errors in May not contain
and works cited. parentheticals and parentheticals or works
works cited. cited.
Conventions Writing demonstrates Writing demonstrates Writing demonstrates Writing demonstrates
exceptionally strong strong command over developing grasp over weak grasp over the
command over mechanics mechanics of English the mechanics of the mechanics of the English
of English language. language. English language. language.


45-50 = A 40-44 = B 35-39 = C 30-34 = D _______/50 = Grade: _____


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Write a critique (an evaluation citing strengths and areas in need of improvement) using this format.

Sentence 1: Overall, this essay earns a letter grade of ________________.

Sentence 2: The major strength of this essay is ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.”

Sentence 3: Particularly, the writer states, “ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.”

Sentence 4: This is very important to your essay because _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Sentence 5: In order to get a higher score, the writer needs to focus on ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Sentence 6: For example, in the _________________________________ section of your essay, you state, “ __________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.”

Sentence 7: This example is problematic because ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sentence 8: Otherwise, I really liked how you _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.”

Peer Evaluation Sheet Your Name: ___________________________________________

Name of the Author Whose Paper You Are Commenting On: _________________________________________

Directions: USE THE RUBRIC TO GUIDE YOUR RESPONSES. Write in complete, detailed sentences.

Give this paper a score (A, B, C, or D):

Explanation (Use the language of the rubric to explain why you assigned that grade):

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Positive Comments: (What does this paper do well? Provide 2 specific examples from the paper. Use the
language of the rubric.)

1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Critique (Problems): (Where does this paper need improvement and why? Provide 2 specific examples from
the paper. Use the language of the rubric.)

1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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*Show this paper to Mr. Eisner when you are done!