The following checklist is an example of a peer-review sheet you might provide to accompany a short, in-class workshop:
Essay 2 Workshop Checklist
[ ] Is there a summary that focuses on ideas not events (events may be included as necessary?)
[ ] Is there a clear, focused thesis that establishes a focus for the paper?
[ ] Does the writer establish criteria and is the criteria relevant to the thesis?
[ ] Does the writer "prove" his/her point overall using evidence effectively?
[ ] Does the writer conclude the essay?
[ ] Does the writer meet the overall context of the assignment (recommending or not recommending the essay to a sociology professor based on criteria important to the purposes of the professor)?
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