Note: The peer reviews are assigned automatically as people turn in their rough drafts. You will have to wait until it shows up, submit and check later on.


The objectives for today are to 1. submit your essay 3 rough draft on canvas and to 2. peer review another students essay. I have some notes and questions to consider to help you with the peer review.

Purpose of Evaluations

The purpose of an evaluation is to form a judgment after a close critical reading. Your thesis should be your final judgment with supporting evidence.

Questions to consider:

  1. Did they give a final judgement? How do they judge it?
  2. Did they connect to monster theory?
  3. Is there any monster theories that you think connect that the author did not include? Make a note if there is any.
  4. Did they focus on a primary text?
  5. Did they give background on the monster?
  6. Did they include quotes and citations?

Grading Criteria

Keep the grading criteria in mind when reviewing essays.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Clarity of Thought
  • Analysis of Monster
  • Use of sources and works cited
  • Images and Title

Peer Review

How to Peer Review in Canvas Video

Click on the assignment that requires peer review, Essay 3 Rough Draft that you submit.

On the right hand side of the submission box, you will see a assigned peer review link.

Click link.


Peer edit the same way you revise your own work. Work on the global, higher order concerns, first.

Be specific in identifying problems or opportunities. Point to places in the text where you notice something. Don’t say organization is confusing, show them where it is confusing.

Use clear sentences and thoughts when commenting. Don’t just say awkward, explain what it is you find awkward.

Offer suggestions for improvement. Don’t just criticize, offer suggestions for revision.

Praise what is good in the paper. What is working well? What did you like?

Keep comments tactful. Treat another’s work the way you would like yours to be treated.