Essay #4 (Comparison): Narratives of Social Mobility
Pre-Draft Exercise Objectives:
1) To give students practice identifying strengths and weaknesses in their own and in peers’ writing and recommending revisions.
Part 1: Students submit drafts of their fourth essay to their instructor and their peer review groups (3-4 students per group). Peer reviewers read and annotate the essays before the next class.
Part 2: In the next class, students spend time in class preparing and exchanging reader reports as follows:
ENGLISH 110 – READER REPORT
Your main point is:
Your three best lines are:
My favorite part of your essay is:
The best thing you could do to improve your essay is:
Download: Sample pre-draft assignments for “Writing to Move” (doc)