EDIT # 1 – check all of the following things – FORMAT

  1. MLA heading is in order: student name, teacher name, hour, date (written out)
  2. Title is unique
  3. Title is centered and is in 12 point times font
  4. Paragraphs are indented
  5. Paper is double spaced with no extra spaces between paragraphs
  6. Works Cited page is attached and formatted correctly
  7. Parenthetical notations are included

EDIT #2 – check all of the following things – SEQUENCE

  1. Intro paragraph starts with a generic lead sentence
  2. Lead sentence is catchy, but is NOT a question
  3. 3rd to 4th sentence in is the THESIS –
  4. Thesis is really what the paper is about
  5. Paragraphs are in a logical order
  6. Concluding paragraph restates the thesis and sums up all key ideas
  7. Conclusion is at least 4-5 sentences in length

Rough Draft Peer-Review Checklist

Introduction
________ uses intentional strategy to get the reader’s attention

________ showcases the topic

Thesis

________ is identifiable

________ is the last sentence of the introduction

________ firmly states the writer’s position or exposition of the topic

Paragraphs

________ follow a logical order

________ contain effective topic sentences, bodies with details, and transitions or conclusions

Conclusion

________ refers back to the introduction

________ is firm on the writer’s position

Conventions

________ contains few errors in grammar or usage

Critical Thinking

________ shows significant evidence of original thought and critical analysis

Formatting

________ contains few if any errors in formatting

Research

________ uses the correct number of sources

________ cites sources on the Works

Cited page

________ Effectively uses parenthetical documentation

Research Paper Requirements:

Introduction

Effectively uses intentional strategies to get the reader’s attention / effectively showcases the topic.

Thesis

Is identifiable / is the last sentence of the introduction / firmly states the writer’s position or exposition of the topic

Paragraphs

Follow a logical order / contain an effective topic sentence, body, and transition or conclusion

Conclusion

Explicitly refers back to the introduction / is firm on the reader’s position / comes full circle

Conventions

Contains few errors in punctuation or usage

Critical Thinking

Shows significant evidence of original thought and critical analysis

Formatting

Contains few if any errors in formatting

Research

Uses the correct number of sources / cites sources on the Works Cited page / effectively uses parenthetical documentation