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Karen Gaffney Your name: _______________________________

English I Student writer’s name: ____________________________

Please respond to the following questions. Take your time. The quality of your response will be included in your homework grade. Read through the student’s essay, and fill out this sheet. Then, talk to your group about your responses.
Author A = ___________________ (Who is the author that the student talks about first

throughout the essay?)


Author B = ____________________ (Who is the other author that the student talks about?)
What is the overall argument that the student is trying to prove about the relationship between Author A’s text and Author B’s text? Circle one below:

-one author is more effective than another

-the 2 authors share something important (what is it: _____________________________________)

-the 2 authors differ in an important way (what is it: _____________________________________)


What are the areas of support or points of comparison?

1st point of comparison: _____________________________________________________

2nd ______________________________________________________________

3rd ________________________________________________________________
Do these points make sense in the context of the argument? Are they points that could be discussed for both authors?

How well does the thesis include the 2 authors, the overall argument, and the 3 points of comparison? What can be done to improve it?







Describe what is working well

Suggest improvements

Support Paragraph 1









Describe what is working well

Suggest improvements

Support Paragraph 2







Support Paragraph 3

  • Analyze the 2nd point of comparison in the context of Author A

  • Begin with a transition and clear topic sentence

  • Paragraph should develop detailed analysis with quotes







Support Paragraph 4

  • Analyze the 2nd point of comparison in the context of Author B

  • Begin with a transition and a clear topic sentence

  • Paragraph should develop detailed analysis with quotes

  • Include reflection back to Author A, 2nd point






Support Paragraph 5

  • Analyze the 3rd point of comparison in the context of Author A

  • Begin with a transition and a clear topic sentence

  • Paragraph should develop detailed analysis with quotes







Support Paragraph 6

  • Analyze the 3rd point of comparison in the context of Author B

  • Begin with a transition and a clear topic sentence

  • Paragraph should develop detailed analysis with quotes

  • Include reflection back to Author A, 3rd point







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