Rhetorical Analysis Peer Review Workshop Berkelman


In regards to this writing assignment, what are you most worried about?
Noelle: Mostly the main claim, the linkages, and the catalyst


  • First, help the writer with their stated concerns ^
  • Alex- Your main claim about Carr and why he is writing is good, your linkages are good and do go well with his claims and support, for a catalyst you could focus on how his own experience made him want to tell people, how because of the internet he can't read like he used to.

Taylor: I think your claims and linkages are good, for the Catalyst, talk more about why he is writing this article.

  • 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?
  • Alex- Your writing was very easy to follow, I didn't get lost and it transitioned really well to me.

Taylor: Your writing was easy to follow.

  • 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?
  • Alex- You address everything really well, maybe put a little more on genre and context.

Taylor: I thought you addressed everything well.

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

Alex- I addressed about the catalyst above, you provide quite a bit of support, linkages and the implications.
Taylor: Yes.

  • Does the writer give evidence from the article to back up their analysis?
  • Alex-You have quite a bit of evidence at the bottom and page numbers so people can find them easily which is good.

Taylor: Your references to the article backed up your analysis very well.

  • Finally, write a few sentences describing your reactions to the text as you were reading it.
  • Alex-This was very easy to read and understand. This showed Carr's main idea very well.

Taylor: As I was reading, I thought your writing was very clear. You had a lot of references back to the article, that showed how Carr feels about this topic. Good job.

It seems a little repetitive at times and there's just a few grammar mistakes. Overall it's pretty good. Just needs a conclusion to wrap it all up.

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