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Writing Intensive Peer Review Evaluation Form (Spring 2019)
Assignment_________ Peer Reviewer _____________________
A. GENERAL QULAITY OF PAPER
1. Assignment Focus:
⬥ Poses/Answers assignment questions/requirements
⬥ Follows guidelines and strategy
⬥ Uses proper format: Abstract, Background, Literature Search,
Findings, Results, Analysis, Summary/Conclusion
2. Communication Purpose and Goal:
⬥ Clearly states purpose/argument in the introduction
⬥ Contains a good will message in the conclusion/summary
⬥ Scope of information/argument is appropriate for audience,
assignment focus, and channel
3. Effective Paragraph Development:
⬥ Organizes ideas logically (direct/indirect/pivoting);
⬥ Uses transitional words; linking techniques to connect ideas
⬥ Evidence supports assignment’s purpose(s) or main argument
⬥ All information ties back to purpose(s) or argument
SPECIFIC QUALITY OF WRITING
4. Sentence Structure:
⬥ Is clear, concise, and parallel; uses a variety of sentence
⬥ Not too long, wordy, or off topic; no long lead-ins; no empty
⬥ No run on or fragment sentences; no redundant words;
⬥ Uses correct subject/verb agreement and verb tense
⬥ Written in active voice and uses action verbs
⬥ Used correctly and doesn’t hinder flow of ideas
⬥ Apostrophes indicate possessive nouns
⬥ Periods are located at the ends of sentences
⬥ Colons, semicolons, and dashes are used correctly
C. EVALUATION OF THE WRITING TO MESSAGE
No – Why Not?
7. Does/Is the Writing:
⬥ Attract the reader’s attention; keep the reader’s attention
⬥ Provide enough details/background
⬥ Polished and appropriate for the audience
⬥ Uses proper word choice: no jargon/clichés/legal
words/buried verbs; gender neutral; uses vivid specific words
⬥ Uses appropriate tone: no exuberance; no negative
8. Will the message:
⬥ Achieve its purpose; have the reader react as the writer wants
⬥ Be successful; how will you know if the message succeeds
D. SUBMITTAL COMPLIENCE
9. Format and Word count (4000 words)
10. Submitted on Time
No – Why Not?
Summer 2018 – MGT 489 and MGT 451
Writing Intensive Paper Requirements
I. Approach Methodology
Section 1. Background and Topic Introduction – Describe background, purpose and approach
you will take in this paper. Establish the question(s) you intend to answer or address in the paper.
Section 2. Literature Search – Identify the topic and what you found on the topic as you conducted your research for this paper. Explain what information you extracted or derived from all the
research you found AND how you will use it in the paper. Some information you may not need to
use. This is a key section of your paper.
As for PowerPoint presentation of this literature search…keep it simple topic/subtopic slide, what
you found slide, from where and by whom slide, and how you will use it in your paper slide. So you
should have no more than 5-10 slides. Identify between five (minimum) and fifteen sources (depends
Section 3. Framework of the Discussion (paper) – Create a text that presents or “unfolds” the
topic (given your writing style) to make the work flow from one area of the paper to the next. Have a
clear opening paragraph(s) followed by series of topical paragraphs that link the ideas and points you
need to make in the paper then a transition paragraph that ties it together with subsequent sections.
Section 4. Critical Thinking & Assessment – Analyze and evaluate the information while presenting various positions/issues. Question the of key assumptions in a manner that supports or negates
your position on the topic.. You may support or negate claims with evidence, facts, or proofs that
accurately analyzes the appropriate evidence. Finally, synthesize the findings and articulate a logical
and compelling position.
Section 5. Conclusion – Frame a conclusion based on all of the above. Be direct and take a firm
stance – one-way or the other.
NOTE 1: YOU DO NOT NEED TO HIGHLIGHT THESE SECTIONS AS YOU MAY
HAVE YOUR TITLES IN YOUR PAPER THAT ARE BETTER. THESE ARE PRESENTED HERE ONLY FOR YOU AS A GUIDELINE TO DEVELOP YOUR PAPER.
NOTE 2: ALL THE ABOVE SECTIONS – AS PART OF YOUR PAPER – ARE TO BE
PRESENTED AT THE 1ST REVIEW DRAFT AND FINAL SUBMITTAL IN WRITTEN
AND POWERPOINT FORMATS
✓ Prepare a well-written paper of 4000 words (SHOW WORD COUNT BUT DO NOT INCLUDE REFERENCES IN COUNT)
✓ At least five (5) references are required in your literature search. Proper citation in text is also
✓ The paper is to be DOUBLE-spaced using a 10-12 point block font (Helvetica, Times Roman, etc.). Use 8.5 x 11 paper size.
✓ Place ONLY your name and the paper title in the HEADER.
Summer 2018 – MGT 489 and MGT 451
Writing Intensive Paper Requirements
✓ Margins are to be one inch on all sides.
✓ Submit TWO (2) HARD COPIES of your written paper and ONE (1) HARD COPY of
your PowerPoint presentation
✓ This paper will be peer reviewed by a classmate AND by the instructor. Once the peer review feedback is complete a second and FINAL draft with edits and/or revisions is to be
submitted by the student for a final grade. Late papers will receive a half letter grade for each
deadline missed. Remember you must get a C (75%) on this paper to PASS the entire course.
✓ Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated and a measured response will be imposed in following the
University’s guidelines for such violations.
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Form 2.0: Writing Intensive Process
Proof reading Guide
Catch errors before they become part of the final product.
Don’t expect your first draft to be perfect.
Spend as much time revising as drafting.
Try to distance yourself from the paper – if time permits.
What Should I Check for When I Revise my Paper?
Print out the document so that you can mark it up; it’s easier to spot errors when you have a hard copy in front of you.
Read the document from start to finish each time you revise so you get a sense of how the document flows.
Read the document out loud; this will prevent you from filling in words or glossing over areas that need transitions.
The First Step: Logic, Content, and Organization
Look for the content, or “big picture,” errors
Does the paper have a strong central argument or idea?
Does the paper “flow” logically?
ls it supported by sufficient facts?
Are the connections between the main points of the paper clear?
Are there any sections that should be moved around?
Evaluate Your Logic
Do you provide enough supporting evidence? Make sure your claims are supported by primary/ secondary sources, not just your opinions and personal experience.
Do you cover the full scope of the issue/topic?
Are the conclusions logical?
Evaluating Content and Structure
Does the paper contain an introduction that provides enough information about the ideas that you are presenting?
Does the paper have a controlling idea?
Do supporting paragraphs follow logically from the controlling idea?
Does each paragraph contain a topic sentence that directly relates back to your main idea?
Are paragraphs arranged in a logical order? Do they build on each other? Are there adequate transitions used between supporting paragraphs?
Does the paper contain a conclusion? Does the conclusion demonstrate how all the ideas connect, or does it merely summarize/restate the claims you made in the introduction? Make sure
the conclusion does not present a completely new thought.
Evaluating the Organization of your ldeas
Do you have a clear controlling idea in the introduction?
ls the purpose clear?
Do you tell the reader where the paper is going?
Do you transition the reader from one idea to the next?
Do you progress logically in an order that flows?
Do you fully develop each idea?
An orsgnized paper should not
Repeat ideas already discussed
Mix two or more distinct ideas into one paragraph
lnclude excess information
Use Transitions : Transitions connect each new idea back to your original controlling (main) idea and highlight relationships between the supporting ideas.
To compare: whereas, but, yet, on the other hand, nevertheless, on the contrary
To contrast (show exception): that said, as such, still, however, nevertheless
To prove (argue/influence): because, for, since, obviously, evidently, furthermore, moreover
To show sequence: first, second, third, next, then, subsequently, finally, consequently
To emphasize: Definitely, extremely, obviously, in fact, in any case, absolutely, without a doubt, certainly, undeniably, without reservation
Reevaluating Research/Supporting Evidence
Do you provide enough information?
Do you provide too much information? ls it all relevant?
Are the conclusions you draw from your research logical?
The Second Step: Word Choice, Clarity, and Verbosity
Reread the document for sentence-level problems.
Evaluating Your Word Choice:
Use strong, active verbs, such as illustrates instead of shows.
Use specific nouns, such as Bill Gates instead of the innovator.
Avoid using intensifiers, such as extremely, really, importantly.
Avoid using indefinite pronouns, such as it and their, to start sentences
Keep verbs in active voice (subject before verb), but use passive voice to soften criticism.
Express parallel ideas in sentences in parallelform (… not only ABC, but also XYZ).
Use a mix of sentence lengths and structures for variety, but select the type that best fits the thought.
Keep sentences short – 15 to 20 words on average – but vary the length to make your writing (or speaking) interesting and to keep the audience’s attention.
Rely on short words, but make sure they are appropriate for the assignment, academic level, and/or audience.
Use words that are familiar to the audience and avoid cliches or trite expressions (“Have a good day”)
Claritv: Evaluate your writing from your audience’s point of view.
Use language your audience will understand, especially if the audience isn’t in your career field
Avoid abstract language, cliches, jargon, acronyms and abbreviations.
Avoid Verbositv/Eliminate Fluff
Eliminate filler words.
Look for sentences that start with “there are” or “it is.” Replace these helping verbs with action verbs
Vary Sentence Length and Structure: Vary sentence length and construction to keep your writing interesting.
The Third Step: Diction and Tone
Diction – The type of vocabulary choices that are made in a document.
Tone – The attitude the author adopts towards the audience and the subject.
The Final Step in the Writing Process: Proofreading
Proof reading Strateeies:
Do not rely on spell check.
Read your document backwards.
Place your finger under each word and read the word silently.
Make a slit in a sheet of paper that reveals only one line of type at a time. Proof the words from the bottom right corner to the top of the page, one line at a time.
Read the document out loud and pronounce each word carefully.
Proofreading Checklist: Spelline
ls the document free of spelling errors/typos?
No omission/ repetition of words
Have you used the correct word? (Example: to vs. too)
Are the dates correct?
Proofreading Checklist: Grammar
ls your document free of fragments and run-on sentences?
Does the paper have correct subject/verb agreement?
Does the paper have correct tense agreement?
Proofreadine Checklist: Punctuation
Are the commas in the right place?
Have you capitalized allthe proper nouns?
Do you have a punctuation mark (period, exclamation mark, question mark) after each sentence?
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