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Peer Review Round Robin

Instructions for Writers: Everyone should log in and get their draft up on the computer screen. At the top of the draft, please let your Peer Reviewers what you have been struggling with in this paper and what you need help with. Please focus your requests around broad categories. below but you don't need to pick introduction and thesis!

Instructions for Peer Reviewers: Everyone will assume the role of a peer reviewer. Each peer reviewer must assess the introduction and the thesis because that this is a key part of the paper. Read the intro and thesis and provide feedback. Next -- move on to what your writer asked for help with. Provide some explicit, specific help. Try to find both areas of strength and weakness. Write directly in the document and Sign your name to you comments.

Everyone will need to turn in their draft to Blackboard with peer reviewers comments by 5:00 today. Look under Content. This is worth 10 points.

Introduction and Thesis

Introduction

  • Does the writer help the audience understand the historical setting and issues related to the primary source document?
  • What is working in the introduction?
  • What needs some Revision?

Thesis

  • Is the thesis explicit and detailed about what is going to be discussed, explained, and argued in the paper? What needs some revision work?
  • Does it name the primary source document explicitly providing a date of publication and the author?
  • Does it make a statement about how the primary source document went out into the world and made something happen by making some sort of connection to the ideals of liberty, equality, and order?
  • Does the thesis make a statement about how the topic and/or the primary source document is related to events in today's society?

Body Paragraphs

Historical Context

  • Consider that is the writer's job to continually maintain and establish historical context throughout the paper. This means all ideas and points need an sufficient amount of context so that YOU the reader will a good understanding of what is going-on.
  • What needs revision and rethinking?
  • What needs more development in terms of explanation and evidence? Be specific

Liberty, Equality, and Order

  • Does the writer cite a secondary source or sources to provide evidence about his or her claims?
  • What needs revision and rethinking?
  • What needs more development in terms of explanation and evidence? Be specific

Modern-day Connections

  • Is there a connection provided by the writer and does it make sense?
  • Does the writer cite a secondary source or sources to provide evidence about this connection?
  • What needs revision and rethinking?
  • What needs more development in terms of explanation and evidence? Be specific

Primary Source Document Analysis

  • Is the primary source properly identified and cited in this section?
  • Does the writer provide quoted material from the primary source as evidence to support the analysis?
  • Does the writer cite a secondary source or sources to provide evidence and to help the writer understand the contents of the primary source document?
    • Are the quotes properly cited?

Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Is it a fully-developed paragraph?
  • Does it restate the thesis in an interesting and clever way?

Works Cited

Works Cited

  • Alphabetized
  • Hanging Indents
  • For every source cited in the paper, is there one source cited on the Works Cited page?

Week Twelve