(Translated from French to English)
(Adapted from Valdés et al., 1989. Composición:
Proceso y síntesis, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Random House.)
to French Version
questions to analyze your colleagues essays and to help them
fine-tune them. (In addition, you will learn how to ask yourself
questions about your own essays.) Take notes on another sheet of
paper, or on each essay itself, and save this handout.
is the thesis of this essay, the main point?
2) How does the author support the thesis?
3) Are you convinced of the value and exactness of the arguments?
4) What pleases you about this essay?
need more information or more proof?
6) whats written adds nothing (or almost nothing) to the thesis
or to the essay?
7) the organization is not clear?
8) the author should add more details?
9) the details are . . .
language or tone is inappropriate to the purpose or to the readers?
11) the language is . . .
interesting or powerful?
difficult to understand?
ambiguous or confusing?
the quotations well chosen to support the thesis? Are they well
the essay achieve its purpose? Are you convinced by the arguments,
the examples, the reasoning?
14) How could the author improve the essay? Where should the author
work hardest to revise?