Peer Review Guideline for Gay Marriage Proposal Essay
1) Does the introduction get your attention? Does it introduce the
position of the writer?
2) Does the essay explain its proposal in the second or third
paragraphs? Is the proposal clear? Does it address the problem
posed by the gay marriage question?
3) Does the essay’s body present a reasonable argument in support
of the thesis? Does the argument make use of class materials
(text or Haffa web site links)? Is it clear what the source of facts
and information are?
4) Are paragraphs clear and focused? Do ideas flow naturally (use of
Transitions and Signal Words)? Or, do ideas flow in a choppy
way? Are paragraphs unified and do they have a topic sentence
that indicates the main idea of the paragraph?
5) Is it clear why the proposal is being made and how it addresses
the problem as the writer presents it?
6) Does the conclusion review the main points in support of thesis
and purpose? It should NOT introduce new ideas. It should leave
you with a clear impression of the writers thesis and proposal and
why the writer feels that they are valid and sound.