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 that might cause a reader to stumble, 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 respond to the following with brief, specific explanations on a separate page.
- Write a one- or two-sentence summary of the essay.
- Describe in detail how the essay is organized. (Try giving each paragraph a title.)
- List the two or three most memorable details in the essay.
- List two or three things you would like to know about the place presented in the essay that the author does not include.
III. List at least three major strong points and three major weak areas of the draft.