Persuasive Essay Peer Revision
Content <ul><li>Opposition/Rebuttal  (First two body paragraphs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight (pink) the two opposing a...
Organization <ul><li>Is paper organized in way that makes sense? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They Say/ I Say arguments in first ...
Sentence Variety  <ul><li>Do they use a variety of sentences? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at sentence beginnings </li></ul>...
Trash Words <ul><li>Circle trash words: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A lot, stuff, things, something, anything, everything, you <...
Muscle Verbs <ul><li>Circle the “be” verbs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been </li></ul></ul><u...
Look at Introduction <ul><li>Start with a catchy  Attention-Getter ? </li></ul><ul><li>Underline Thesis: </li></ul><ul><ul...
Look at Conclusion <ul><li>Does it sum up argument without repeating the exact same words? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it end i...
Overall <ul><li>Have they presented a  convincing argument ? </li></ul>
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Persuasive Essay Peer Revision

  1. 1. Persuasive Essay Peer Revision
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Opposition/Rebuttal (First two body paragraphs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight (pink) the two opposing arguments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do they thoroughly explain why these reasons, given by the opponent , are not adequate? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reason to support View (3 rd body paragraph) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the Reason Yellow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the reason a compelling one? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do they support the reasons with explanations, facts, examples, details </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Organization <ul><li>Is paper organized in way that makes sense? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They Say/ I Say arguments in first two body paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third paragraph gives strongest reason to support position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transition words and phrases used to glue together ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Box transition words/phrases used at beginning of all body paragraphs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Box transition words/phrases used within the paragraph. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Sentence Variety <ul><li>Do they use a variety of sentences? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at sentence beginnings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at types of sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they writing mature sentences? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participial phrases, infinitives, absolutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joining sentences in variety of ways (subordinators and coordinators) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give them feedback for making changes! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Trash Words <ul><li>Circle trash words: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A lot, stuff, things, something, anything, everything, you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I think, I feel, I believe, in my opinion </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Muscle Verbs <ul><li>Circle the “be” verbs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you replace any of these with a muscle verb? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Original Sentence : If we extend school, we would be less stressed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revised Sentence : Extending school would free students from the prison of stress that shackles them. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Look at Introduction <ul><li>Start with a catchy Attention-Getter ? </li></ul><ul><li>Underline Thesis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it Spell out the argument without listing three reasons? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the writer’s position on the topic clear? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Look at Conclusion <ul><li>Does it sum up argument without repeating the exact same words? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it end in a witty way, such as… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tying with the attention-getter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering a solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making a recommendation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Overall <ul><li>Have they presented a convincing argument ? </li></ul>

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