On your own paper, clearly identify these parts
in the margin with brackets and numbers
1. Where you have defined the problem
2. Your thesis
3. Your clearly described solution: your plan for
4. Your convincing argument in support of the proposed
5. Where you have Indicated and responded to Readers’
Objections and Questions
6. Where you have evaluated alternative solutions
7. Your conclusion
Pass your paper to a
different person. Do not
Carefully read the essay you are reviewing, noting
only obvious typos or other errors by underlining. You
do not need to comment. Do not ask the writer
questions. If you don’t understand the essay, tell the
writer in response to the revision guide or in the
Answer the revision guide questions on another sheet
of paper or on the back of the writer’s essay.
Refer to the parts of the essay the writer has
identified in order to respond appropriately.
When you finish
Return the essay and your comments to the
While you wait for your essay to be returned,
read your other copy and and answer the
revision guide questions for yourself.
When you receive your essay, look at the
feedback. Think about how you will revise your
Begin the revision process.
The blogging post points (125) require self-
assessment. Consider three aspects of your
responses: First, how many of the posts did you
make? Second, what was the quality of your
response? Third, how timely were your
submissions? Write a paragraph or two justifying
your grade. You may submit this to me by email
as soon as you finish post 19, but you must send
it before class 19.
Reminder: Self-Assessment Due
Review your essay suggestions
Revise Essay #4 accordingly
Print and Read King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
(it is under “Primary Texts” on the website.)
Bring a copy of King’s Speech to Class
Submit essay #4 electronically to
Submit Self Assessment by email
Prepare for a Vocabulary Test Make-up.
You may come to class 20 minutes late if you are
not taking a make-up test.