author (of proposal/thesis):                                        reviewer:                                          date:______

Dear reviewer: please evaluate the thesis (proposal) by checking the appropriate boxes below and provide
more detailed comments in the space provided below the boxes
Scale: Poor (1)
Adequate (2)
Good (3)
Outstanding (4)

Content (most important)

The title...
is difficult to understand and does not adequately describe the (proposed) research.
is too long, but describes the main identifiers, or too short and misses a key identifier
is informative,  and contains all key identifiers of the (proposed) research.  is compact and to the point,  and contains all key identifiers of the (proposed) research.
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The abstract...
does not introduce the topic and does not describe the main (preliminary) findings of the research in a quantitative way.
summarizes the main (preliminary) findings.
introduces the topic and describes the key (preliminary) findings clearly and quantitatively. starts with an introductory sentence and describes the main (preliminary) findings in a quantitative and space efficient way.
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The introduction...
contains irrelevant material or misses key points. It does not  follow the inverse pyramid structure or the thesis statement is not on target. Statements of fact are usually not referenced. contains a slightly too long or too short  presentation of background and some prior work in the topic area starting broad and narrowing to a clear thesis statement. Statements of fact are generally referenced. contains a  presentation of background and prior work in the topic area starting broad and narrowing to a clear thesis statement. Statements of fact are generally referenced. contains a compact but comprehsensive presentation of background and prior work in the topic area starting broad and narrowing to a clear thesis statement. Statements of fact are always properly referenced.
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Results and discussion...
are incomplete, or (preliminary) data analysis is not appropriate. 
are  presented  fairly completely, (preliminary) data analysis is appropriate, but should be extended.
are presented in a comprehensive fashion, (preliminary) data analysis is appropriate.
are presented in a comprehensive fashion, (preliminary) data analysis is appropriate and exhaustive.
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The discussion...
poorly links data interpretation to thesis statement and previous work.
generally interprets results in context of thesis statement and previous work. interprets results in context of thesis statement and properly cited studies.
thoroughly interprets results in context of thesis statement and properly cited studies.
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Writing Quality:
Grammar and style...
interfere with ability to understand ideas presented are adequate to grasp the main ideas are clear and enable reader to grasp all ideas enhance the reader’s grasp of the ideas and engage the reader
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Organization...
is unclear, not consistent with disciplinary style
is mostly consistent with disciplinary style is almost always consistent with disciplinary style is entirely consistent with disciplinary style
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Scientific terms, abbreviations and acronyms...
are used when not necessary or are frequently not explained
are usually necessary and explained
are necessary and explained
are always necessary and well explained
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Graphs and tables...
often are blurry, or have too small fonts, are hard to comprehend, don't have captions, or miss units or lables. 
occasionally are blurry, or have too small fonts, are hard to comprehend, don't have captions, or miss units or labels. are sharp, easy to read, have captions, and are interleaved with the text.  are always sharp, easy to read and considerable enhance the understanding of the material. They all have captions and are interleaved with the text.
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Literature...
 is not appropriate or relevant to research problem or topic; literature reviewed is minimal or detracts from the study; citations are incorrect.
selected for the study is minimal but relates to the study topic or problem; minor citation errors; attempt to integrate literature into study
review is thorough and includes relevant and up-to-date sources; literature is well integrated with the research, and is linked to the results; citations are correct
is exhaustive and synthesized to enhance reader’s understanding of topic and to show relationship of study to the discipline
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Summary statement: