1. Ideas and content: What is the paper about? Identify the thesis. Is it clear and concise? If not, why not? Are the main ideas well defined with solid support?
The paper talks about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that was made between Mexicans and United States to solve the unemployment, immigration and improve the economy of Mexico and the United States (in page 3 first paragraph). The thesis in the paper is to evaluate the impact of………………..
2. Organization: Is the paper effectively organized? Why or why not? Does the author appear to be using emphatic order? Are arguments and sentences cohesive and transitions smooth?
The organization of the paper is perfect since it starts with the Abstract, followed by Introduction, then Expectation and Aftermath, and finally the Conclusion. The author uses emphatic order in that in page 4; paragraph one he states that, it is imperative to note that optimistic forecast promised by the leaders was never realized. The arguments shows cohesion and transitions for example in page 3 first paragraph, the author states the purpose of the research is to evaluate the impact of NAFTA on economy, then he goes ahead and explain why it is vital to evaluate the……………
3. Voice: Is the author prose expressive and sincere or blind and mechanical? Is their register acceptable or inappropriate at times?
The author’s written language is excellent and sincere since he writes how the purpose of the NAFTA was to solve the wages problem in Mexico which would discourage illegal immigration to United States in search for greener pastures, and he is sincere when claiming that NAFTA failed to control the migration when it came to effect (page 4, third paragraph). The register is acceptable because the author writes in evince language that expresses the arguments well…………………..
4. Word choice: Does the author use precise, carefully chosen language? If not where? Does the author have some issues with using the correct words in the correct places?
The uses the precise and careful language for example in page 5, second paragraph, the author writes that the Chinese yen was undervalued and that the Chinese products influx in the market not flooded the market…………