Peer Review

Formal Style. You should use a formal style for this assignment. Look for the use of I, you, me and give suggestions on how to remove them. The writer should maintain a third person perspective.

MLA Style. Make sure you are citing in MLA style.

Cite the author of the work. No comma in between author and page number. Make sure it has a works cited page.

Evidence. Do they provide enough evidence from the text to support the points they are making. If not, you can suggest scenes or lines to support the points.

Remember the “Chips and Salsa.” There is no set amount, but there should be enough salsa (evidence) for each chip (reason).

Style and Tone

High Style 

Middle Style

Low Style

Inclusive and Sensitive

Avoid Stereotypes: Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnic groups, Religious groups

Treat all people with respect

Avoid sensational or divisive language

Claims

  • China is the largest nation in the world.
  • A McDonald’s Big Mac® has 550 calories.

Why do these need support? Where can you find it?

The Art of Quoting

What is the purpose of a citation?

When is the use of a citation appropriate?

Quote Sandwich

  1. Introduce the quotation 
  2. A good Quote, Paraphrase, or Summary
  3. Explain Quotation 

quotation sandwich

Revising You Own Work

Revise to see the big picture

  • Does the project meet the assignment?
  • Does the project reach its tended audience?
  • Does the project do justice to its subject?

Edit to make the paper flow

  • Is it well organized? Can it be improved?
  • Do you transition from point to point regularly?
  • Is the paper readable? Does it make sense?

Edit to get the details right

  • Is the format correct right down to the details?
  • Are the grammar and mechanics right?
  • Is everything spelled correctly?
  • Did you read it out loud to yourself?
  • Does it represent the appropriate genre? 

Homework

  • Revise and publish your final draft before Tuesday’s class.
  • Read Chapter 8, Rhetorical Analysis