Writer's Name______________________________________ Date _________________________________
Reviewer's Name___________________________________ Essay Title ____________________________
This peer review form is derived from the rubric your instructor will use to grade your argumentative essay. You may print it and use it as a guide to direct your comments about your classmate's essay. Be sure to address each of the main categories listed on the form.
If you are reviewing a printed essay, print this form and attach it to the essay with your comments.
If you are reviewing an online essay (through email), then copy and paste into your review as much of this form as needed to clearly structure your comments.
Define the Problem
Well developed introductory paragraph contains detailed background information, a clear explanation or definition of the problem, and a thesis statement.
Introductory paragraph contains some background information and states the problem, but does not explain using details. States the thesis of the paper.
Introduction states the thesis but does not adequately explain the background of the problem. The problem is stated, but lacks detail.
Thesis and/or problem is vague or unclear Background details are a seemingly random collection of information, unclear, or not related to the topic.
Locate these three items in the introductory paragraph:
Source material is used, but integration may be awkward. All sources are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.
Lacks sources and/or sources are not accurately documented. Format is incorrect for all sources.
Locate these items:
underline or circle each source referred to in the essay. Locate each of these sources on the Works Cited page
compare the format of the Works Cited page with the example provided at http://glory.gc.maricopa.edu/~mdinchak/101hybrid_new/works_cited.htm Circle or underline any inconsistencies or incorrect formatting.