Peer Review Assignment

Appendix A: Peer Review Feedback Form 1
Reviewer`s Suerena Duvall February 6, 2014
Section:
Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists
Peer reviews should provide feedback to a peer on the criteria expected in the paper. Follow these instructions:
1) Receive a classmate`s paper from your professor (in class if on-ground by e-mail if online).
2) Copy the Peer Review Feedback Form from the Appendix.
3) Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form.
Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form and classmate`s paper to your professor. Note:
On-ground students should submit the feedback form and paper to the professor during the class
meeting in which the paper is reviewed online students should submit the feedback form and paper
to the professor via the Assignment Tab in the course shell.
Criteria
Comments
Strengths
Comments
Areas of improvement
1
Provide an appropriate title and an
interesting opening paragraph to
appeal to your stated audience (appeal
with logic, ethics, or emotion).
Writer has a catchy headline
The writer has given a catching headline that summarizes what he is going to discuss in his article. The writer has also followed the rules of the first page, with the name of the author, date and the assignment clearly stated.
The writer needs to give us precise figures to make his introduction catchier.
2
Include a defensible, relevant thesis
statement in the first paragraph. (With
revised thesis statement.)
Writer has been able to give a clear thesis statement that summarizes what he intends to talk about
The writer however needs to remember that a revised version of the thesis statement needs to be presented in the story to emphasize his main points (Breuch, 2004).
3
Describe the history and status of the
issue and provide an overview of the
problem(s) that need to be addressed.
This should be one or two (1-2)
paragraphs.
Writer has given a history of the issue at hand which implies that the writer has been able to follow the required format.
Should maintain the same standards.
4
Explain the first problem (economic,
social, political, environmental,
complexity, inequity, ethical/moral,
etc.) and provide support for your
claims. This should be one or two (1-
2)paragraphs.
The writer Starts by highlighting racial inequalities in the child welfare system and provides support for his claims. He deserves credit for expounding the racial inequalities in the system
The writer deserves credit for expounding and supporting his claims so well. Should maintain the same standards.
5
Explain the second problem
(economic, social, political,
environmental, complexity, inequity,
ethical/moral, etc.). and provide
support for your claims. This should be
one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
Writer explained the political challenges
Should offer more solid support to his claims
6
Explain the third problem (economic,
social, political, environmental,
complexity, inequity, ethical/moral,
etc.) and provide support for your
claims. This should be one or two (1-2)
paragraphs.
Writer explained the environment complexity in recruiting, training, and retention of competent staff
Writer did not provide support for claims on Ethical challlenges
7
Use effective transitional words,
phrases, and sentences throughout the
paper.
Writer used very little transitional words. He however deserves credit for making his ideas flow from one paragraph to the next
Writer should employ more transitional words that will facilitate the connection of ideas
8
Provide a concluding paragraph that
summarizes the stated problems and
promises a solution.
Has a well-constructed concluding paragraph .
Writer should have however brought his thesis statement to the close and show us how he has been able to justify the statement.
9
Develop a coherently structured paper
with an introduction, body, and
conclusion.
Writer was able to follow all the guidelines in structuring the format of his work.
Should maintain the same standards
10
Support claims with at least three (3)
quality, relevant references. Use
credible, academic sources available
through Strayer University`s Resource
Center.
The writer has also been able to support his claims in the highest manner of academic professionalism and seems to understand what is expected of him in this area.
Should maintain the same standards
11
Other
Following all the instructions
The writer needs to understand that he was required to explain all the challenges highlighted in child welfare regulations. He should therefore be vigilant with the instructions given.
Reference
Breuch, L. K.(2004). Virtual Peer Review: Teaching and Learning about Writing in Assignments. Amazon.com