Arguing Cause Peer Review Michael Hanson

1.) Does the paper seem to flow in a logical way or does it seem to jump around too much and not make much sense?
To me it seems to be flowing pretty well. -Courtney
Yeah I would agree that your paper has a good flow to it. It is pretty easy to read and follow. -Adam Lorentz

2.) Do you feel that I am sticking with the cause and not trying to find a solution? I am trying to stick to cause but then I'll find that I've transitioned into solution again. (The paper isn't finished yet so don't be too harsh with this one)
You seem to be sticking with the cause and not mentioning a solution. -Courtney
Your paper seems to be sticking with your cause and not trying to find a solution. I know its pretty difficult to not solve the problem in the paper. -Adam Lorentz

Does the argument answer the basic question: Why did this happen? What questions are you left with after reading the argument?
I'm not left with any questions and I think you did a good job addressing the basic question. -Courtney
I'm left with no questions but i am interested to see how this paper turns out. - Adam Lorentz

Does the writer establish that the problem exists and that we should care about it? What is missing?
Yes. Nothing is missing so far. -Courtney
Yes you do establish that a problem exist and why we should care. I do not think there is anything missing so far. -Adam Lorentz

What seem to be the main points of the argument?
GMOs are banned in other countries, have not had enough research done on them, pests and weeds are becoming tolerant to pesticides and herbicides. -Courtney
If GMOs should be labeled on foods because of the harmful effects that they can cause. -Adam Lorentz

Does the writer genuinely address opposition? What additional opposing viewpoints could the writer address? Can you imagine other objections to the argument?
I think everything is good here. -Courtney
I think you are going in the right direction and I can't think about anything else that you could address. -Adam Lorentz

What were your reactions to the text as you were reading it?
I was actually really interested, especially about the allergy part because I have some nut allergies and I never knew about this. -Courtney
I found that this was a really interesting read. I was surprised at some of the effects that these GMOs can cause. -Adam Lorentz

What is the argument's greatest weakness?
I didn't really see anything wrong. -Courtney
I don't see any weaknesses so far. -Adam Lorentz

What is the argument's greatest strength?
There is a lot of good information for both sides. -Courtney
You are giving yourself a good background on GMOs and you are setting yourself up for a great ending. -Adam Lorentz

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