Appendix 8: Essay 2 Workshop Sheet

Writer's Name__________________________ Reader's Name_________________________

Writer: If you have any specific questions you want your reader to answer, or places in your essay you want your reader to respond to, list them below:









Reader: Read through the essay once without marking on it or making any notes. Read through a second time and respond to the following questions:

  1. After reading the entire essay, summarize in your own words the writer's evaluation. Is the evaluation narrow enough for you to follow easily? Do you have any suggestions for how the writer might narrow the focus of their evaluation further? Does the evaluation display a clear sense of the purpose of the assignment?








  3. Mark a (?) in any places in the text that seem tangential or unrelated to the overall focus of the evaluation and explain in the text why you think this section may stray from that focus.









  5. Mark at least one effective piece of evidence (evidence from the text, evidence from other texts, personal experience, etc.) with a (*), and then explain below why you found that evidence effective.





  7. Write (MORE) in any place in the essay that could use more evidence, and then explain below what those places could use to allow the reader to more easily understand the author's evaluation.











  9. Write (EXPLAIN) next to any point or evidence that isn't clearly explained in terms of the overall purpose. That is, how does this point/evidence connect to the writer's overall evaluation of the essay and the purpose for the assignment?











  11. List below at least 2 strengths of the essay, and explain why these aspects of the paper are working well.










  13. List your three main suggestions for revision.