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  • 1. Writing Workshop: Revision Strategies Choose a partner Read both essays aloud before you start to write about or discuss the essays. In the margins and on the back of your partner’s essay, answer all of the questions from the handout. When you finish, return your comments to the writer.
  • 2. Introduction: Does the introduction orient readers? Thesis: Underline the writer’s thesis. Write what you believe the writer’s argument to be in the margin near the thesis. Evidence: Does the writer include quotations with clear in-text citations for line numbers? Are all quotes discussed/explained sufficiently Formal features: Does the writer discuss rhetorical and poetic devices? Conclusion: Does the conclusion reinforce the thesis and persuade you of the viability of the claim? Writing: How does the author create a logical progression for the essay? MLA Formatting: Is the essay in MLA format? What is the strongest aspect of this paper? What is the weakest aspect of this paper? Additional comments
  • 3. Revise your draft using the comments you received from your reader. Post #9: The introduction and one body paragraph from essay #1. Read: Definition of Feminist Criticism” under “Course Readings” and “Theory Texts”