Does your partner provide enough context (necessary background information) in the introduction for you to understand their summary?

Peer Review Worksheet
1. Read through your partner’s essay without making any notes or comments.
2. Read it again making note of anything that stands out to you.
3. In order to receive the full credit of 5 points, you must have 4 suggestions total for
your partner with explanations for your suggestions. Each suggestion/explanation will
count for 1.25 points: for example, if you only have 3 of the 4 suggestions/explanations,
you will only receive 3.75/5 points (75%).
4. Below are some questions for you to reflect upon when reviewing your partner’s essay:
a. Does your partner provide enough context (necessary background information) in
the introduction for you to understand their summary?
b. Does your partner’s summary include any words or phrases that reveal their
opinion/stance on the topic or evaluate the argument they’re summarizing?
c. How about the paragraphs themselves? Are there topic/introduction sentences
that guide each paragraph? What about transitions between paragraphs?
d. If there are direct quotes, do they attribute them correctly as far as you can tell?
Are there too many quotes?
e. How easy is the essay to understand? Are there any sentences or paragraphs
that are difficult to follow?
f. Is it clear from your partner’s essay that this is a summary and not their own
ideas?
g. Do NOT focus on grammar/punctuation/usage or MLA issues.
h. Note: you CAN point out something they did well also; just be sure to explain why
you think it is successful.
Please discuss your comments and explanations in the manner below and submit the file to the
Dropbox for your grade. Additionally, make sure that you email your partner a copy as well.
Your Name:
Your Partner’s Name and GSU Email:
1. Comment/Suggestion:
a. Your Explanation:
2. Comment/Suggestion:
a. Your Explanation:
3. Comment/Suggestion:
a. Your Explanation:
4. Comment/Suggestion: