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10.2 Chapter 3: Psychoanalysis

Organization Feedback: Outline of a Psychoanalytic Paper

Paper Writer’s Name: _____________________________________________

Peer Reviewer’s Name: ____________________________________________

If you are still unsure of the paper’s direction (or feel the paper isn’t well organized), you may want your classmates to use organization feedback to give you some structural/organizational ideas. By using organization feedback, the peer reviewer looks for the general overall structure of your paper.

The key to such peer review centers on the paper having clear organization and support: (1) the writer must present a clear thesis that makes a thematic claim about the literary work, and (2) the paper must then provide support for that thesis by demonstrating how the work artistically achieves that theme. In other words, the writer must show how the literary work under examination is an artistic and thematic well-wrought urn.

Guidelines

  1. Read the paper carefully to gain a general impression.
  2. Reread the paper, concentrating on the overall structure/organization.
  3. Create an outline or “skeleton” of the paper by doing the following:

Thesis

Restate the writer’s thesis:

Evaluate the thesis:

Describe the psychoanalytic approach the writer uses:

Support

Outline the points made to support the thesis by restating the main idea of each paragraph, listing the examples the writer uses in each paragraph, and describing how each paragraph relates to the thesis (i.e., supports the thesis).

  • Main Idea:

  • Main Idea:

    • Examples:
    • Support for thesis:
    • Warrant for support:

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  • Main Idea:

    • Examples:
    • Support for thesis:
    • Warrant for support:

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  • Main Idea:

    • Examples:
    • Support for thesis:
    • Warrant for support:

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  • Main Idea:

    • Examples:
    • Support for thesis:
    • Warrant for support:

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  • Main Idea:

    • Examples:
    • Support for thesis:
    • Warrant for support:

General Comments

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