Peer Response Sheet

PEER RESPONSE SHEET

300-Level Understanding Poetry (Writing-Intensive)

Title of essay:__________________________________________

1. Read the essay through. Then in the space below summarize how you think the author went about demonstrating how reading an article (or articles) helped further her or his understanding of "Lycidas." (Need more space? Use the back.)












2. Read the essay through. Then for each of the statements in the space below, circle your response to it (SA = strongly agree, A = agree, N = neutral, D = disagree, SD = strongly disagree):

The introduction makes the reader curious about the essay: SA A N D D SD
The essay has a properly limited primary idea holding it together: SA A N D D SD
The essay is well organized: SA A N D D SD
The essay is rich in detail, illustration, examples, elaboration: SA A N D D SD
The sentences flow smoothly, by and large: SA A N D D SD
The essay has a strong conclusion: SA A N D D SD

3. Read the essay through. Then in the space below, put a number for each of the essay's paragraphs.












Put a circle around the number(s) of the paragraph(s) that you found most convincing. Put an "X" over the number(s) of the paragraph(s) that you think need revision ("X" out at least one). Leave the rest of the numbers unmarked.

4. In the space below, suggest how you would change one of the paragraphs you "X"ed out above. (Use the back if you need more room.)










5. Read the essay through. Then in the space below put a number for each of the quotations-longer-than-a-few-words.
















Circle the numbers of the quotations that are nicely introduced, properly formatted, and clearly supportive of the point they are exemplifying.


Put a dotted circle around the numbers of the quotations that need a better introduction, an "X" through those that are not properly formatted, and a box around those that don't support the point they are supposed to.


In addition, put a line under the numbers of the quotations that need more explanation on the part of the author. Don't worry about finishing; just get as many done as you can.


Go (back) to Professor Sammon's "Understanding Poetry" class.