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CORENG 3: English for Academic and Professional Purposes

Lesson: Position Paper – Editing Worksheet

Name: Date:
Section:

SELF-EDITING WORKSHEET

Yes No

Format
My work has a title.
The margins are all 1 inch.
I used times new roman as my font.
My font size is 12.
I used single spacing.
The basic information, such as name, section, date of submission, and
score, is present.
My paragraphs are set on justified.
My sources are in APA format.
The paragraphs are double-spaced.

Organization
My paper fits the assignment.
My paragraphs contain topic sentences.
My paragraphs contain several specific and factual supporting
sentences, including at least one example.
How many supporting ideas did I write?
My paper ends with an appropriate conclusion.
I used transitional words or phrases to connect idead.
All my paragraphs and sentences are directly related to the topic.

Content
I summarized the rationale of the argument.
I have given a background information about the topic
My argument is divided into different subtopics.
I support each point with a specific supporting details such as an
example, statistics, quotation, paraphrase, or a summary.
I included counterarguments from different sources.
Each counter argument has been refuted.
I cite the sources of all borrowed information.
My paper flows smoothly from beginning to the end.

Grammar and Style


I checked my paper for Subject-Verb agreement.
Number found and corrected:
I checked my paper for pronoun reference errors.
Number found and corrected:
I checked my paper for punctuation errors.
Number found and corrected:
I checked my paper for spelling errors.
Number found and corrected:
I checked my papers for capitalization errors.
Number found and corrected:
I checked my paper for article errors.
Number found and corrected:
CORENG 3: English for Academic and Professional Purposes
Lesson: Position Paper – Editing Worksheet

Peer Editor: Date:


Name of Writer:
Section:

PEER-EDITING WORKSHEET

1. Analyze how the writer organizes his/her essay.


a. Thesis Statement:

b. Does it state the writer’s opinion clearly? Y / N


c. Does the paper use block or point by point organization?
2. List the writers arguments
a.

b.

c.

d.

3. List the opposing arguments and counterarguments:


a.

Counterargument:

b.

Counterargument:

c.

Counterargument:

d.

Counterargument:

4. What is the writer’s strongest and most convincing argument or counterargument?

How does he/she support it?

5. Is any argument or counterargument weak or unconvincing? Y / N


Why is it weak?

6. Do you understand everything? Y / N


(Circle or underline any part that you do not understand.)
7. Was all borrowed information clearly cited and formatted? Y / N
8. Is the paper convincing? Y / N
*Write comments and suggestions on the paper.

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Peer Editor’s Name and Signature