USE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO FORMAT YOUR ANSWERS - DO NOT ASSUME
THAT THE SPACING IS INDICATIVE OF THE LENGTH OF THE ANSWERS.
- Has the writer met the expectations of his intended readers in terms of
quality and salience of ideas, organization and support, and usage, mechanics,
- Are the central ideas clear, correct, appropriate, and adequately developed?
- Is the paper organized in some acceptable fashion so that the parts stick
together and one part leads to the next?
- Are there deviations from standard English usage, spelling, mechanics,
and punctuation that interfere with one's reading?
- Is the primary purpose of the piece clear to you as a reader? If so, what
makes it clear? If not, what could the writer do to make the purpose clearer?
- Can you tell from reading the piece who the intended audience is? If so,
how can you tell? If not, what could the writer do to address an audience
- What do you think of the main idea or ideas of the piece? If you were writing
a piece like this, what idea or ideas would you develop? Would the writer
of this piece benefit from hearing about your ideas and possibly incorporating
them in his or her draft?
- How well developed are the ideas in this piece? What does the writer need
to do to develop his or her ideas more effectively?
- How well arranged and organized are the ideas in this piece? Would you opt
for a different organization? If so, why?
- Are the sentences in this piece complete? How easy are they to read? What
specifically could the writer do to improve his or her sentence style?
- What do you think of the word choice in this piece? What different kinds
of words could the writer use? Why should the writer opt for the kinds of
word choice you recommend?
- Are there any problems with spelling. mechanics, or punctuation that detract
from the effectiveness of this piece? If so, how can the writer correct these
Last updated 2001/01/08
© J.A.N. Lee, 2001.