Rules of Peer Editing. It must be ABSOLUTELY SILENT! No talking, whispering, etc. Little distractions are annoyances while you are trying to give great feedback.
Or “…” (Smith). Or “ …” (29).
Or “…” (www.nra.org).
Do the quotes (evidence) fit the argument being made or are they just random?
Are there lead-in’s to each quote (quote integration)? Does the author use signal phrases to integrate the quote rather than just dropping it in? Are there lead out’s for each quote that 1) explain the quote’s significance, tying it back to the main point of the paragraph? Are they discussing the quote’s relevance on a deeper level?
Do they follow the pattern of evidence(flow/cadence)? If not, ask for elaboration. Quotes should not stand alone.
Is there a concluding sentence that sums up the main points of the paragraph possibly transitioning into the next idea? Underline the concluding sentence.
Do they use effective transitions?
Look for sound word choice, misuse personal pronouns (first and second person) and contractions(spell out), sentence fluency (fragments and run-ons), sentence beginning errors.
Make sure to critique! Write questions or confusions down. Help to give your writer suggestions. Be thorough-spend time.