Rhetorical Analysis Peer Review B E


In regards to this writing assignment, what are you most worried about?

~ I felt like I was talking about a lot of the same things throughout the whole writing. At times it felt like I was rambling. Beth


  • First, help the writer with their stated concerns ^
  • How well can you follow the writer's line of reasoning? Are there any places where you got a little lost, or things seemed less clear?
  • Does the writer address the rhetorical situation sufficiently (purpose, audience, author, genre, and context)? If not, where do you think they need to add or clarify information?
  • Does the writer identify the:
    • catalyst
    • main claim (thesis)
    • supports
    • linkages
    • implications
  • Does the writer give evidence from the article to back up their analysis?
  • Finally, write a few sentences describing your reactions to the text as you were reading it.

  • Good opening paragraph, identified required material in smooth and sophisticated manner. Jake
  • Good use of quotes from the text to show specific examples. Jake
  • Enjoyed reading about how he does not thoroughly explain his thoughts while writing. Jake
  • Clearly identified catalyst, main claim, supports, linkages and implications of the writing. Jake

  • I feel like you think you felt as though you were rambling because Carr does the same thing… Its hard to address material and expect it to be different when the author himself doesn't have much in his article that doesn't relate to what he has previously stated. Nicole
  • I can follow your line of reasoning really well. It clearly addresses the things that need to be addressed right away. Nicole
  • You addressed the rhetorical situation nicely as well. Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see the genre. Nicole
  • The catalyst, main claim, supports, linkages, and implications were all clear to me. Nicole
  • The evidence you provided was adequate enough that it could be followed easily. It provided a clear picture as to what you were trying to state in your writing. Nicole
  • I feel that your writing was a very good example of a rhetorical analysis. It clearly demonstrated the necessary things needed to correctly analyze a piece of writing rhetorically. Nicole
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