Write your peer critique on a separate page. At the top of the page place the author’s name and your own name as shown:
Author’s name: ____________________
Peer Reviewer’s name: ____________________
I. Read the draft at normal speed from beginning to end. As you read, draw a wavy line under sentences or phrases you find confusing or unclear, and make a check mark in the margins next to any passages you find especially strong or interesting.
II. Read the draft again slowly and answer the following questions with brief, specific explanations on a separate page.
- Does the obituary include all of the following information about the subject:
a) name, b) age, and c) birth date?
- Does it include all of the following information about the subject’s death:
a) date, b) place, and c) cause?
- How well does the obituary convey the importance of the subject?
- What is the most interesting piece of information included in the obituary?
- If you had to cut one piece of information out of the obituary, what would it be?
B. MLA format:
- Does every reference have a properly formatted parenthetical citations?
- Is the Works Cited page complete and properly formatted?
III. List at least three major strong points and three major weak areas of the draft.