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Please exchange papers with a new partner, not the person who read your first paper. At the top of your partner's paper, please write "Read by _______" and put your name in the blank. Read and mark the paper for strengths, weaknesses, errors, and areas that need clarification. Then answer the following questions:

1. Format: Please put a "yes" or "no" next to each item to inidcate if the writer followed format.

Has page numbers with last name on every page The Margins are 1" top. bottom, left, right.
Use Times New Roman 12pt font The works cited page starts at the top of a new page.
Title is centered, properly capitalied, and NOT underlined, bolded, quoted, italicized or enlarged. Each item on the works cited page uses a hanging indent.
Information block has proper information and has only single-spaced blank lines between each item. Works cited entries are arranged alphabetically and NOT numbered.
Spacing above and below title is one single-spaced blank line only each. Works Cited Page has a page number.
There are no extra gaps beween paragraphs. The Works Cited title is centered, properly capitalied, and NOT underlined, bolded, quoted, italicized or enlarged.

2.On a separate sheet of paper, write out a quick paragraph that outlines what the topic of the paper is and the specific interpretation the writer wants you to have about that topic. Make a clear distinction between what they are writing about and what point they are making about what they are writing about. If the paper itself isn't clear, tell your partner that they need to clarify his or her point, and if an interpretation occurs to you, share that with the writer.

3. After the initial note, write an outline of the paper's body. For each body paragraph, indicate the following in the outline:

  • The central topic of the paragraph.
  • The claim made in the paragraph.
  • The relationship between the paragraph's claim and the overall thesis of the paper.
  • The word or phrase that creates the transition at the start of the paragraph.
  • The major evidence of the paragraph
  • An evaluation of the analysis of the evidence: does the writer discuss each piece of evidence in the paragraph sufficiently?
  • Verifies that the end of each paragraph does not start the next paragraph.
  • Comments on any improvements that need to be made to the paragraph.

4. Finally, write a paragraph-long note that outlines the major strengths of the paper and what changes should be made to the content and organization to improve it.


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