Commenting on Essay

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Commenting on Essay/Article
Plan and Questionnaire
|I. Subject Matter. |1. What is the overall topic/theme of the essay/article? | | | |2. What is the main contention/point/idea? | | |II. Type of Writing. |3. Is it scholarly or publicistic writing? | | | |4. Is the main point appropriately placed? | | |III. Chain of Reasoning (for |5. Is the main point developed further? | | |essays or articles). |6. Are there sufficient arguments, details and examples to support the | | | |main idea/ideas? | | | |7. Has the author used references effectively? | | | |8. Do you think the author's reasoning is sound, convincing and logically | | | |presented? | | | |9. Has the author used cohesive devices/connectors | | | |a) within the paragraphs,...
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