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    • Narrative Essay Peer Review Questions<br />Please write the answers, when appropriate, below or on your peer’s essay.<br />
      • Read your paper to your partner. Stop anytime you SEE or HEAR a mistake with grammar, word choice, and overall flow and coherence.
      • Have your partner also stop you at any point they HEAR a problem in order to ask a question, clarify a point, or make a suggestion. Write down their questions or suggestions in a different color ink or a pencil on the paper.
      When you’ve both read your papers aloud, switch and begin answering the questions.<br />
      • Does the paper meet all of the requirements of the assignment? (If not, specify what the problem is)
      • Does it identify 3-4 people or events that have influenced his/her life?
      • Does it include references to songs (and song lyrics) throughout the paper?
      • Does it have the proper formatting? (If the paper is already typed)
      • Does the introduction include an effective hook? If not, what is the most interesting aspect of the paper? This may be utilized so that the author can turn this into a proper hook.
      • Ask the author of the paper to identify his/her thesis statement.
      • Does it include WHAT, HOW, and WHY? Underline the WHAT, circle the HOW, and put a box around the WHY. If you have trouble doing this, then there is likely a problem.
      • Ask any questions or offer any suggestions for the thesis statement.
      • Next, ask the author of the paper to identify his/her topic sentences.
      • Do they indicate what the main topic of each paragraph is going to be? (List numbers of paragraphs where the topic sentence does not.)
      • Do they connect back to the thesis statement? (List numbers of paragraphs that do not.)
      • Offer a suggestion for one topic sentence to make it more effective.
      • Do the body paragraphs include specific examples?
      • Does each example support the thesis statement? (List numbers of paragraphs where they do not.)
      • Are the examples easy to understand and descriptive enough to provoke interest?
      • (Pick one that is done well and one that could be improved upon.)
      • How is the paper organized?
      • Does each paragraph only discuss one main point/example? (List numbers of paragraphs that do not.)
      • Are there any places in the paper where you were confused?
      • Mark them.
      • Offer any suggestions for a better way to organize the paper. Say, for instance, would it be more effective to change the order of the examples? Why or why not?
      • Talk about the conclusion.
      • Does it do more than just summarize or restate what’s already been said?
      • Offer any suggestions on how it could be made more interesting and/or more effective at answering the “so what” question.
      • Do you see any major grammatical or spelling errors? Point out one example of each type that you see and offer a suggestion of how he/she might could fix the problem. (Look for errors with commas, spelling, apostrophes, hyphens, semi-colons, subject/verb agreement, pronoun/antecedent agreement, vague pronoun usage, and especially run-on sentences and sentence fragments.)