Below you will find the questions from our Peer Editing worksheet for you to cut and paste into a document or e-mail (note that you may have to change the font color in order to see them). If sending the information by e-mail, please remember to include your name along with the person's work you are editing so that both of you may get credit. Below the questions you will also find the worksheets themselves for you to download in both pdf and Word formats.
Author of Paper:
After reading the paper and doing an after-the-fact outline in the space provided below, answer the following questions in complete sentences. Cite specific paragraphs (“In paragraph 3, the author....”) when necessary.
2. Does the author provide a clear and specific topic sentence with each paragraph? Does the material in each paragraph all point back to its topic sentence, or do the paragraphs occasionally contain extraneous information?
3. Has the author provided adequate and specific support throughout the essay? Have they cited that support correctly, using MLA format?
4. Does the essay have a strong, merited conclusion that not only reminds the reader of the point of the argument, but also leaves the reader with something to think about?
5. Describe the overall tone of the paper.
6. Are there grammatical mistakes? If there are, do you recognize an overall pattern them?
7. What grade does this paper deserve and why?