Mid-Process Draft Due

  • Mid-process draft of Historical Significance essay due at the beginning of class
  • Your draft must be typed, printed, at least 2 complete pages long, and ready at the beginning of class to receive full credit
  • This draft is worth 5% of your overall grade in both Seminar and History

Peer Review Checklist

  • Does the writer describe and discuss the photograph?
  • Does the writer connect the photograph to their historical significance?
  • Does the writer use the term "historical significance" at least 3 times in the essay? Underline each time the writer uses the term in his/her essay
  • Does the writer expand on the examples used in the essay to explain his/her historical significance (the essay should *not* be a collection of small paragraphs describing different events that have no connection to each other or the idea of that person's historical significance)
  • Does the writer have an introduction that explains what he/she will discuss throughout the essay?
  • Does the writer have a conclusion that reiterates their historical significance and ties together the essay?
  • Does the writer show evidence of change over time in his/her essay?
  • Does the writer need to work on his/her grammar, spelling, capitalization, structure, style?
  • Is the essay written in 12 point and in a standard font (Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica) with 1 inch margins all around?
  • Does the essay have page numbers at the bottom or top of the page?
  • Does the essay include a Works Cited or Reference page?
  • Write a comment (at least two complete sentences) on the back or in margins of the essay describing what the writer did well in his/her essay.
  • Write a comment (at least two complete sentences) on the back or in the margins of the essay describing what the writer needs to do better for his/her final draft.
  • Sign your name at the bottom of every essay that you review for a classmate.