Peer Critique Form:
Justifying an Evaluation Essay 1st Draft
Respond to the following criteria after your first reading of your group mates’ essay. These are the criteria on which you will focus your electronic comments in the essays themselves, as noted in Peer Critique Procedure. You will comment within the essays themselves, and also attach this form onto the end of each essay you read, starting with "Evaluation Criteria for the Essay" below, and write full-sentence responses to each criteria in the spaces or margins.
This critique is worth 20 points to the editor, who will be evaluated for the number and quality of comments on the essay itself (not just filling out this form).
A Well-Presented Subject
Is the subject clear and easy to find?
Is the subject presented with the right amount of detail?
Is all of the information accurate and entirely true?
A Clear Overall Judgment
Is the overall judgment (thesis) easy to find?
Does the judgment seem decisive and not too extreme?
Appropriate Reasons and Convincing Support
Do all of the reasons and support seem appropriate to readers?
Are all of the reasons and support clear?
Are all of the reasons and support convincing?
Anticipation of Readers’ Objections or Alternative Judgments
Do readers recognize the counterargument(s)?
Has the writer included all important objections and questions?
Is the essay well organized and clear?
Is the beginning strong?
Is the ending strong?