Rhetorical Analysis Peer Review Nw


In regards to this writing assignment, what are you most worried about?
…My biggest concern is that I didn't understand and construct the catalyst, main claim, supports, linkages, and implications properly.


  • First, help the writer with their stated concerns ^

~I can tell that you didn't understand the main concepts of this, you may want to go back and refresh on what they are in the textbook. Beth
~I think you understood the catalyst pretty well, otherwise I would agree with Beth and her advice. Jake

  • 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?

~I found it hard to read because the sentences are worded oddly, maybe revise that so they flow smoother. Beth
~Are we allowed to use pronouns in this essay? Im not sure, I did not in mine. Beth
~Draft could have been smoother. It took a while to understand what you were trying to get at but I think I understood. Smoothing it out would help a lot I think. Jake

  • 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?

~You did not really reference any of the main subjects, you may want to make sure you do that before this is due. Beth
~Agreeing with Beth, the main subjects were not stated very clearly. Doing that would improve this essay. Jake

  • Does the writer identify the:
    • catalyst
    • main claim (thesis)
    • supports
    • linkages
    • implications

~Not really. Beth
~Catalyst yes, the others needed some thought and were not really clear. Implications was getting close. Jake

  • Does the writer give evidence from the article to back up their analysis?

~Yes, good use of quotations and support from the article. Beth
~Yes, quotes were used in an effective manner. Jake

  • Finally, write a few sentences describing your reactions to the text as you were reading it.

~I was confused reading this because many of your sentences are either worded oddly or fragments, which made it feel kind of glitchy. These paragraphs you have are a good recap to the article itself, but do not go over the terms we are learning very well at all. Also, is this the required length yet? Beth
~I understood where you were coming from for most of the essay but it took a while to get there. Smoothness would be greatly appreciated and, along with identifying the terms, would make this into a better essay. Jake

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