Engaging in Peer Review
Questions to Ask about the Parts of an Essay
When doing a peer-review response to a piece of writing, one way to focus it is by answering a set of questions about the parts of an essay. Such parts would be:
- Is there an introduction?
- Is it effective?
- Is it concise?
- Is it interesting?
- Does the introduction give the reader a sense of the essay's objective and entice the reader to read on?
- Does it meet the objective stated in the introduction?
- Does it stay focused on this objective or are there places it strays?
- Is it organized logically?
- Is each paragraph focused on a single idea?
- Is each idea thoroughly explained and supported with good evidence?
- Are there transitions and are they effective?
- Is there a conclusion?
- Does it work?
Revision Strategy Suggestions
- What are two or three main revision suggestions that you have for the writer?