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Writer:_____________________________________ Peer  Reviewer:_____________________________________     Peer  Content  Analysis  for  Sophomore  Research  Paper  Rough  Draft     I.   Introduction  (only  if  available)     A.   On  a  scale  of  1-­‐10,  how  interesting  is  the  introduction?     B.   Does  anything  in  the  introduction  need  to  be  cited?  If  so,  indicate  what.     C.   Is  there  a  good  transition  to  the  thesis  statement?     II.   Thesis  statement   A.   Read  the  thesis  statement.    List  the  main  points  here  as  indicated:    Research  topic:      How  it  affects  humanity,  literature,  and  /  or  the  arts:       B.   Check  off  for  approval  or  X  for  disapproval  the  following  here  and  explain   why  you  X’d  the  criteria  when  you  do.   1.   Active  verb(s):   2.   Strong  verb(s):   3.   Appropriate  tense(s):   4.   Specific:   5.   Arguable:   6.   Appropriate  scope  (not  too  broad  or  too  narrow  for  3-­‐4  pages):     7.   Significant:   8.   Clear:   9.   Maps  out  the  paper  (both  focus-­‐wise  and  sequentially):     III.     Body   A.   Write  a  one-­‐sentence  or  –phrase  summary  for  each  paragraph.    Put  a  check   next  to  each  paragraph  that  goes  back  to  the  thesis  statement  in  some  way,  and  an  X   for  each  that  does  not.  Put  a  star  next  to  the  paragraphs  that  need  work,  either  for   their  focus  or  lack  thereof,  or  for  any  other  reason.                     1


B. Underline  each  topic  sentence.    Does  each  topic  sentence  tie  back  to  the   thesis?  Put  a  "Th"  next  to  each  that  goes  back  to  the  thesis  in  some  way  and  a  "no   Th"  for  each  that  does  not.   C.   Does  the  existing  paragraphing  make  sense?  Mark  places  where  new   paragraphs  should  begin  and  circle  ending  sentences  that  really  belong  in  the  next   paragraph.   D.   Highlight  each  parenthetical  reference  in  the  paper.    Check  the  format.     Correct  any  problems  in  the  draft.   E.   Check  to  see  that  all  information  that  is  not  the  author’s  idea  but  is  put  in  the   writer’s  own  words  has  parenthetical  referencing.    If  you  believe  a  sentence  needs   documentation  but  doesn’t  have  it,  put  a  *  in  the  right  hand  margin  next  to  the   sentence(s).   F.   Check  to  see  if  you  think  the  writer  has  plagiarized  any  information.  Type  it   into  Google  Search  and  see  if  it  comes  up!  If  you  think  anything  needs  to  be   reworded  or  reworded  further,  or  if  it  needs  quotation  marks,  put  a  squiggly  line   under  the  phrase  or  sentence.   G.   Make  comments  regarding  the  development  of  the  paper  (whether  or  not  the   paper  needs  more  information  [MORE]  in  a  particular  paragraph,  or  whether  there   are  any  unnecessary  paragraphs  [UNNEC.],  “rambling,”  [RAMB.]  or  anything  that   does  not  pertain  [?]).   H.   Is  each  quotation  or  paraphrase  introduced  and  explained?    Mark  an  I  next  to   the  introduction  of  the  quote  and  an  E  next  to  its  explanations.    Write  “needs  I”  or   “needs  E”  if  the  author  lacks  either  or  both.   I.   Is  each  quotation  a  dropped  quote  (DQ),  partially  integrated  quote  (PIQ),  or   fully  integrated  quote  (FIQ)?    Label  each  with  those  abbreviations.   J.   Is  there  an  interesting  story  included?  If  so,  summarize  it  here:       K.     Are  there  good  transitions  between  items?  Put  an  arrow  over  places  where   they  are  needed.     IV.    

Conclusion (only  if  available)   A.   Is  a  summarizing  statement  included  that  is  NOT  a  mirror  image,   wastebasket  ending,  unnecessary  summary,  etc.?    Y/N   B.   Does  the  author  tie  up  loose  ends?    Y/N   C.   Does  the  author  state  the  importance  /  future  implications  of  the  paper?       Y/N   D.   Write  next  to  the  conclusion  one  of  the  following  words:  application,   prediction,  conclusion  drawn  from  paper,  other  (be  specific),  or  none.    

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