I - What is this essay's thesis? Is it clear and concise? Is it focused? Does it engage you? Why or why not?
II - Of all the examples and quotations contained in this essay, which is the strongest? Why? What made it stand out above the others?
III - What is one thing this essay does well? It could be its organization, word choice, writing style, choice of quotations, introduction, conclusion, etc. In addition to mentioning what the author does well, copy and paste an example of what you thought was particularly effective. Be sure to put the example in quotations.
IV - What is one piece of advice that the author might consider when making his/her final revisions? Your suggestion could be about integrating vocabulary, citing quotes, polishing the thesis and introduction, ending with a strong conclusion, etc.
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