Written Peer Review Workshop

What is the main point of this paper?

The main point of this paper is to prove the fact that drug abuse can have negative consequences on the life of any individual, and that it is very important to prevent it.

What is the greatest strength of this paper? Explain your answer

The greatest strength of this paper is that the author gives a clear explanation of the negative consequences of drug abuse in personal life and in the life of society, including problems in interpersonal relations, health problems, etc.

What material does not seem to fit the main point of the paper or does not seem to be appropriate for the audience? Explain your answer.

I think that the information concerning the author’s relation to his father should not be included in this paper because it does not seem to fit the main point of the paper.

Has the author sufficiently addressed counter arguments? Explain your answer.

The author has not sufficiently addressed counter arguments. I think that in this paper, counter argument should not be addressed because it will be wrong to say that drug abuse can have positive consequences for an individual.

Where should the author add more details or examples? Explain your answer

The author should add more statistical data concerning the negative consequences of drug abuse. Moreover, the author should include information taken from the reliable sources in order to prove his argument.

Where is the writing unclear or vague? Explain your answer.

The writing is unclear and vague in the section IV of the paper Drugs always lead to failure. In this section, the author did not mention the main failures of a drug abuser as well as the effect of these failures on other members of our society. It addition, the author did not include the major methods to prevent drug abuse. This information is very important in this paper, because the title of the paper is Drug Abuse and Prevention.

What is your favorite part of this piece of writing? Explain your answer.

My favorite part of this piece of writing is section I of the paper in which the author represents the introduction to this issue. This part contains a lot of interesting facts that can catch the interest of the readers.

What other comments can you provide for the author?

My comments for the author: this essay is rather interesting for the readers because the writing style of the author is clear and simple. The author avoids some complex words and terms. That is why the text is easy to read and understand. However, there are some elements that make the author’s language vague, for example, the use of a number of rhetorical questions in the section IV of the paper.

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