Name _________________________________  Period _____  Date ______________


Cooperative Learning: Editing Your Paper


With a partner, evaluate one another's completed research papers, including the outline and works cited pages. To help your partner identify problems, circle the word or words in your partner's paper where a problem occurs. Above the problem area, use the letters in parentheses below to indicate the kind of problem. Your partner will decide if you are correct and which changes should be made.


        misspelled word (SP)

        grammar or usage error (GU)

        punctuation error (P)

        capitalization error (CAP)

        wrong word (WW)

        omitted word (O)

        sequence error (SEQ)

        documentation format error (DOC)


     Continue to help your partner edit the paper by answering the following questions:

  1. Does the paper have a header with the studentís last name and page number on every page except the outline page?
  2. Is the heading in the correct format?
  3. Does the title of the paper suggest the thesis?
  4. Is the title centered under the heading?
  5. What did you learn from reading the paper that surprised you the most?
  6. What did you like most about the paper? Why?

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