Class at 5:15, same time and place.

Due Today

Rough Draft of Causal Analysis for peer review

Grading Criteria

  • Clarity of Thought. Clearly defined the subject of analysis and the cause/effect that is explored.
  • Critical Thinking. Can write reasonably and logically, exploring the causal relationships.
  • Appropriate tone and organization for a causal analysis.
  • Sources and use of sources to support the analysis with evidence.
  • Appropriate title and proper use of visuals.

Peer Workshop


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.

Peer Review Questions

You can answer these questions to help out the writer. Copy and past into the comment section and answer and make suggestions.

  1. Is the monster clear?
  2. Did they use Monster Theory?
  3. Do they have a clear thesis statement?
  4. Are they focusing on Causes or effects?
  5. Clearly show the type of causal relationship?

Quick Write

What changes are you going to make to your essay?