Peer Review Video Argument

  1. Sign into Canvas, go to Assignments, Video Argument. In the Submission Details box, click the student name under Assigned Peer Reviews.
  2. At the top of the self-analysis, you should see the URL for your peer’s video. Copy and paste the URL into your browser and watch the video at least once.
  3. Read the author’s self-analysis, quickly making any comments through the crocodoc editor that you think will be helpful to the author.
  4. Spend most of your time responding thoughtfully to the rubric prompts, offering concrete feedback. Click View Rubric to open it, type your feedback into the spaces after the respective descriptors, and be sure to go to the bottom of the rubric and click SAVE very frequently.
  5. When you are finished responding to the rubric’s prompts, offering very concrete and helpful feedback, click Save at the bottom of the rubric. (If you don’t click Save before you close, you’ll lose your comments.)

To see the feedback left for you on your paper and the rubric evaluation, view the assignment’s submission details.


Video Argument Rubric

Criteria Pts
Initial Impressions: Describe your initial impression when watching the video. Did you feel moved? If so, what specifically were you moved to do, believe, or feel? Did you find the look, feel, and music appropriate for the claim and the affective mood of the claim? Do you have any immediate suggestions for how to make the video more effective? Please offer constructive, concrete feedback. 0.0 pts
Photo Credits and References: Are the photos used in the video appropriately credited? Are the sources in the References section appropriate and correctly documented according to APA, MLA, or some other consistent format? 2.0 pts
Claim: What does the author say his or her main claim is in the self-analysis? Do you think the video as a whole makes that claim effectively? If not, what’s off? Please offer substantive, concrete feedback. 4.0 pts
Purpose: What does the author say the purpose of the argument is in the self-analysis? Do you think the video achieves that purpose? Did it work for you? 4.0 pts
Images: The images constitute the “evidence” or “proof” of the claim: they are what makes (or breaks) the visual argument. Do each of the images in the video do the persuasive work they are meant to, according to the self-analysis? Does the author’s description of what each image is doing match up with what you’re experiencing? If not, please explain issues explicitly and as concretely as possible. What might work better? 5.0 pts
Writing: Is the video composed effectively in terms of arrangement and style? Arrangement: are the images and text slides arranged in a compelling way, leading the audience in progressive steps toward a conclusion? Style: do the timing, transitions, and music produce the desired effect? If so, what aspects of the arrangement and style do you think work especially well? If not, what needs most work? 5.0 pts