research paper

With this step in the process remember that you are not an editor, but a peer giving feedback. Consider asking questions instead of telling your peer what they should or shouldn’t do. This alleviates the responsibility from you and your notes.
You are expected to respond to at least TWO group member’s papers. These letters will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their papers.
The letters need to be 1-2 pages long.
They need to cite the author’s paper by using quotes and referring to specific parts of the paper.
You may want to offer suggestions for places to elaborate and allow the offer to gain more insight into their work – see suggestions below.
Drop off the letters you’ve written in the drop box for week 2A.
Your letters will be graded by the quality of the feedback and how it meets the above standards.

Possible Questions to address in Peer Letters:

What is the author’s thesis? Is it effective?
How well does the paper develop?
Does it make note of issues and justify how they develop the essay? Does it reinforce the thesis?
Does the author truly analyze the essay or is she simply summarizing? What suggestions would you make?
Is there a discussion of sub-issues and does it take on the essay’s main argument? Is it effective?
Are there quotes and do they seem effective?
How does the paper conclude without simply restating the opening?