Spring Term Paper - Peer Review
First study the grading rubric for the Spring term paper.
- A title and author, and appropriate length (5-6 pages)
- A good thesis paragraph. Not too broad, a little controversial, clear and unambiguous.
I should know exactly what your thesis is by the end of the first paragraph. If I have to guess
what your thesis is you will lose points.
- At least 3 graphical representations of data. The graphs should be appropriately sized, too big (wasting space) or too little (hard to read) will be penalized.
- Graphs should be labelled and have good captions.
- The meaning of the graphs should be discussed in the text.
- Sections and paragraphs that clearly support the thesis.
- Sections and paragraphs that anticipate arguments against the thesis.
- Good use of quotes
- A bibliography in MLA style.
- Correct spelling, punctuation, grammar.
- Original and interesting to read
For each part of the rubric, either
- Find a part of the paper that satisfies the rubric. Draw a box around it and label it with the rubric number.
- Write a note on the back of the paper saying "I couldn't find trext that related to rubric part X".
List the 3 best things about the paper. Be specific, tell why you found these things useful.
In your opinion, what items constitute the weakest part of the paper. Be specific, and
suggest 2 ways that the author could strengthen these items.
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