Peer Analysis of
Block (Can be scrunched onto one page)
A. Is the quotation indented COMPLETELY on the left side, with NOT ONE
SINGLE WORD being closer than
one inch to the left margin? __YES __NO
B. If the quotation is dialogue (two or more people having a conversation),
does a NEW paragraph, with new indentation, begin with each new speaker?
__YES __NO __SOMETIMES
Is the quote long enough? Could the speaker have added more details
or conversation to make the incident more complete? __YES __NO __MAYBE
Is the quote TOO LONG, containing too much information which does not
pertain to the idea expressed at the beginning of the block? __YES __NO
What information could have been left out?
E. Is the quotation vivid, interesting, and significant enough
to merit being a
point in a longer paper? __YES __NO __SORT OF
F. Is the quote absolutely wonderful? How? Why is it so effective?
G. What specific things could be added to make this a better quotation?
2. Background: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE
Has all pertinent information been given to enable the reader to understand
the context of the quote? __YES __NO __MAYBE
B. Is there too much background, degenerating into simple storytelling?
__YES __NO What could have been left out?
C. What information could be given in the background to enable the reader
to better understand the quote?
A. Did the writer use any phrase containing the word, "quote"?
If so, circle the phrase.
Did the writer do a good job of clarifying specific things in the quote
which needed to be explained? __YES __NO __SORT OF
What was particularly good and why?
Did the writer have too much simple summary of things in the quote
which did not really need more clarification? __YES __NO __SOMETIMES
D. What parts of the quote need more clarification?
Did the writer give an opinion as to whether the actions in the quote were
good, bad, or better or worse than average? __YES __NO __SORT OF
Did the writer do a thorough job of explaining what was good or bad
about the actions? __YES __NO __SORT OF
What could have been explained more thoroughly in the judgement to
make the discussion more complete or more interesting?
If the quotation had taken place at a different time or place, did the writer
explain whether the actions could have happened in our day, and why?
If the actions took place in the present age, did the writer have any
discussion as to whether such actions would be widely manifested in
our society, or whether they would be isolated and rare happenings?
C. Was the discussion effective and convincing? __YES __NO __SORT OF
D. What could have been added to make the discussion
more effective or convincing?
4. Introduction & Transitions
A. In the transition at the beginning of the block, did the writer smoothly tell
reader the idea that was to be discussed in the point? __YES __NO
B. Did the writer have a smooth transition from the background to the quote,
with the information from the background running
sensibly, clearly, and
grammatically into the quote? __YES __NO