Follow all instructions, not plagiarism (attach research paper for evaluation)
Keep in mind that it is the paper that you are to objectively evaluate, and not the author, whose name will be removed before you get the paper in any case. All of the insights and opinions that you offer in your Peer’s Paper Evaluation are to exhibit the same high standards for objectivity as was required for essays. The text of your Peer’s Paper Evaluation is to be 500 words, +/- 20 words. Do not count any reference citations you may use in your word count.
Finally, when scholars use the term ‘critique’ or “critical evaluation” – what your Peer’s Paper Evaluation is to be – this does not mean that your evaluation is meant to be ‘critical’ in the common pejorative sense of the word. What it means is that you need to use what you write to explore the findings and arguments of your fellow students’ papers. You are to create an intellectual dialogue between the essay and your Peer Student Evaluation. As in the writing of your own essay, you will be asking the question, “Is this true”, “is this proven”, and “what other things should be considered?”
The following rubric indicates those areas you should be focusing on in preparing your assignment, and how the instructor will weigh these components relative to one another.
% of Final Grade
Critical Analysis (55%)
a. Insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the essay
b. Appropriateness of comments (academic)
c. Completeness of aspects assessed
a. Uses language clearly and effectively
b. Essay assessment organized intelligently and systematically
c. Proper introduction and conclusion to review
Attention to Detail (20%)
a. APA Referencing and formatting (title, headings & references)
b. Spelling and grammar
Assignment Value (10%)