Associate Level Material
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Peer Review Checklist*
|What is the main point of this paper |Affirmative action has the opposite affect that is was meant for. |
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|What is the greatest strength of this paper|The excellent examples the author uses to explain their point of view. |
|Explain your answer. |The essay introduction was clear and you knew what the paper was going to be about. |
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|What material does not seem to fit the main |none |
|point of the paper or does not seem to be | |
|appropriate for the audience Explain your | |
|answer. | |
|Has the author sufficiently addressed |Yes, they author gave percentages of people that were in favor of affirmative action. |
|counterarguments Explain your answer. | |
|Where should the author add more details or |When the author says, ???There are laws now set into place to help defend people that |
|examples Explain your answer. |may have believed they were victimized by discrimination??? maybe explain a little more |
| |about the law. When the law(s) were created and by who, in which states are they |
| |affective etc. |
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|Where is the writing unclear or vague |No I thought the essay was well written. |
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|What is your favorite part of this piece of |The passion in which the author feels for the topic. You know right away how they |
|writing Explain your answer. |feel. They bring a very valid point that is not talked about as much as it should. |
|What other comments can you provide for the | |
|author |Great Job! I really enjoyed reading your point of view on the topic! Excellent |
| |statements! |
*Adapted from Reinking, J. A., Hart, A. W., & Von der Osten, R. (2003). Strategies for successful writing: A rhetoric, research guide, reader, and handbook (6th ed.). Boston: Prentice-Hall/Pearson Custom Publishing.
What does the peer reviewer gain from this activity A benefit for the peer reviewer is that he or she becomes comfortable with giving feedback.
What are some drawbacks to peer reviewing The peer reviewer may not be honest due to not wanting to hurt the other persons feelings or the peer reviewer may be malicious and give awful advice or the peer reviewer may not know what they are talking about.
What other method can you use to provide effective peer feedback Effective peer feedback can only come when the reviewer is comfortable giving honest feedback. Peer who do not necessarily know each other are prone to give more thorough feedback.