peer review assignment

Peer reviews should provide feedback to a peer on the criteria expected in the paper. The Feedback Form can be downloaded from the Appendices section of the course guide by clicking the link here. Follow these instructions:


For Online Students:


  1. Choose a classmate’s paper from the “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread in the course shell.
  2. Obtain the Peer Review Feedback Form from the course shell. 
  3. Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form. 
  4. Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form by posting it to the same “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread AND submitting it to the Peer Review Assignment link above.




As you read a classmate’s paper, address these criteria:


  • Identify the course, assignment, and date.


  • Provide positive feedback, where appropriate, on the criteria.


  • Identify areas for improvement, where appropriate, and recommend improvements.  


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


  • Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement. 


  • Recognize transitional words, phrases, and sentences.


  • Identify effective sentence variety and word choice. 


  • Identify positive qualities and opportunities for improvement in writing samples.


  • Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations. 


  • Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English


  • Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.