SYNTHESIS ESSAY PEER REVIEW WORKSHEET - ??SYNTHESIS ESSAY PEER REVIEW WORKSHEET For our peer editing session, you will be responsible for reviewing another student’s essay.

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<ul><li><p>SYNTHESISESSAYPEERREVIEWWORKSHEETForourpeereditingsession,youwillberesponsibleforreviewinganotherstudentsessay.</p><p>WritersName:____________________ EditorsName:_____________________</p><p>TitleoftheEssay:____________________TheIntroduction</p><p>1. Gothroughtheintroductionandunderlinethehookstatement(ifused)anddoubleunderlinethethesisstatement.</p><p>2. ReviewthethesisDoesitclearlystateaclaim/argument?Ifno,pleasegivethewritersomesuggestionsformakingtheirthesisstatementmoreeffectivebespecific.Anargumentismorethanabasicobservation,butrathersomethingthatneedstobeproved.</p><p>Example: Observation: Americaisviolent.Thesis/Argument: Americansareviolentbecausetheyarefearful.</p><p>3. Considertheintroductionasawhole.Doesiteffectivelyandinterestinglysetuptheauthorsargument?Pleaseofferacommentonhowitcouldbeimproved.</p><p>TheBodyParagraphsa. Pleasegothroughthebodyparagraphsandunderlineeachtopicsentence.b. UnderlinethePoint,theEvidence,andtheExplanation.c. Circletransitionalwordsandphrases(i.e.,thewords/phrasesthattransitionfromone</p><p>idea/paragraphtoanother).d. DetermineandwritedowniftheessayissetupinthePointbyPointoftheBlockstyle.</p><p>Specificallyexplainhowyouknowitisoneandnottheother.4. Afterreviewingthetopicsentences,dotheyallsupportthepapersmainthesis?Indicatewhichones</p><p>donot(oraremissing).Perhapssomearetoobroadorothersmaybeunclear.Helptheauthorbybeingpointtospecificlocationsintheessaywhicharemissing/broad/unclearinyourcomments.</p><p>5. Isevidencemissinginthebodyparagraphs?Istheevidenceinappropriate(meaningthatitdoesnothelpprovethepoint)?Canyouthinkofmoreorbetterevidencethatcouldbeaddedtotheessay?Ifyouansweredyestoanyofthequestions,pleaseprovidefulldetails.</p><p>6. Arethequotationsusedseamlesslyintegratedintotheauthorswriting?Ifnot,pointofawaythattheycanfixtwoofthequotations.</p><p>7. Checkforthecorrectcitationmethod.Makenoteoflocationswhereevidenceiscitedincorrectly.Rememberthatcitationformatisasfollows:Jennyisoptimisticwhensherefusedtohaveherspiritscrushedbyherfamily(22).</p><p>8. UnclearWriting:Arethereanyareaswherethesupportisunclearorneedstobedevelopedfurther?TheConclusion</p><p>9. Underlinetherestatementofthemainthesis.10. DoubleunderlinetheSowhat?statement,thecalltoaction,ortherhetoricalquestion.11. Inyouropinion,doestheconclusioneffectivelyrestatethethesisstatement?Explainhowitdoesor</p><p>doesnot.Further,explainhowcouldtheauthorimproveuponit.OverallImpression</p><p>12. Overall,howeffectivewastheessaysstrucutre?Didideas/paragraphsflowfromonetotheother?Explain.Howcouldthestructureoftheessaybeimproved(e.g.,theorderofthebodyparagraphs,addingordeletingbodyparagraphs)?Explainhowitcouldbeimproved.</p></li></ul>