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Peer Review Worksheet on English: Proposal Essay

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University of California, Santa Barbara
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Part of your responsibility as a student in this course is to provide quality feedback to your peers that will help them to improve their writing skills. This worksheet will assist you in providing that feedback. To highlight the text and type over the information in the boxes on this worksheet, double-click on the first word.

Name of the drafts author: Type Author Name Here

Name of the peer reviewer: Type Reviewer Name Here


After reading through the draft one time, write a summary (3-5 sentences) of the paper that includes your assessment of how well the essay meets the assignment requirements as specified in the syllabus and the rubric. Type 3-5 Sentence Summary Here

The paper identifies spread of diseases and death as the main risk associated with trade, sale and donation of human organs. The paper was well done and followed all the instruction that were given in the assignment rubric. The GCU formatting style, flow of ideas and grammar was excellently taken care of in the entire paper.

After a second, closer reading of the draft, answer each of the following questions. Positive answers will give you specific elements of the draft to praise; negative answers will indicate areas in need of improvement and revision. Please be sure to indicate at least three positive aspects of the draft and at least three areas for improvement in reply to the questions at the bottom of this worksheet.

Proposal Content and Ideas

How effectively does the thesis statement identify the main points that the writer would like to make in this proposal? Type Answer Here,

Thesis effectively identify the claims made, reason and the effects of the organ trade

How successfully does the paper focus on presenting a well-reasoned proposal? Type Answer Here

The paper present 90% well reasoned proposal

How persuasively is evidence used to justify ideas and enrich the essay? Type Answer Here

The evidenced used to justify the ideas are extremely persuasive

How effectively does the essay incorporate strategies that support proposals (e.g., categorical, resemblance, ethical claims, and cause and effect claims)? Type Answer Here

Very effective


How effectively does the introduction engage the reader while providing an overview of the paper? Type Answer Here

Very effective

Please identify the writers thesis and quote it in the box below Type Writer's Thesis Here

The sale, trade or donation of human organs should be illegalize because it causes more harm to the people than befits, therefore, this may result to reduction in the spread of diseases, deaths and widening of the black market

How effectively do the paragraphs develop the topic sentence and advance the essays ideas? Type Answer Here

Over 80% effective

How effectively does the conclusion provide a strong, satisfying ending, not a mere summary of the essay? Type Answer Here

Approximately 90% effective


How closely does the paper follow GCU formatting style? Is it double-spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman font? Does it have 1" margins? Does it use headers (page numbers using appropriate header function)? Does it have a proper heading (with students name, date, course, and instructors name)? Yes No Add optional clarification here


Are all information, quotations, and borrowed ideas cited in parenthetical GCU format? Yes No Add optional clarification here


Are all sources listed on the references page in GCU format? Yes No Add optional clarification here


Is the required minimum number of sources listed? Yes No Add optional clarification here


Language Use and Style

Are the voice and tone of the essay effective in characterizing ideas and creating the appropriate mood? If No, please provide examples of ineffective or inappropriate voice and tone. Yes No Add optional clarification here


How effectively does the paper incorporate a variety of sentence structures that strengthen the ideas, create vitality, and avoid choppiness in the writing? Yes No Add optional clarification here

Extremely effective

How would you assess the writers diction (i.e., word choice)? Does the writer use active verbs, concrete nouns, and precise words? Yes No Add optional clarification here


Grammar and Mechanics

Does the writer use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling? If No, please provide examples of errors in need of correction. Yes No Add optional clarification here


Is the writing clear and comprehensible throughout the draft? If No, please provide examples in need of improvement. Yes No Add optional clarification here


Three things that I liked about your draft are:

1. Type First Thing You Liked - the title of the paper

2. Type Second Thing You Liked - the explanation of points

3. Type Third Thing You Liked- the examples given in the paper

Three things that could be improved are:

Type 1st Area for Improvement there is a need for more examples

Type 2nd Area for Improvement there is a need for more elaboration on points

3. Type 3rd Area for Improvement- there is a need for improvement on punctuations.


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