Name of Writer: _______________________ ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Peer Edit for Feature Story

Please read the feature you have been given. Help the author by giving solid, helpful comments. Consider the type of comments that would help you in the revision process.


Catchy Headline: ______________________________ †††††††† Sub Headline: ______________________________




Editor Name:



Is the headline catchy?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Does the sub headline give us the glue?



Is this feature interesting?Why or why not?


Does the feature appeal to your emotions? If so, what are they? If not, why arenít you moved in some way?


Does the feature story begin with an interest-arousing lead? What suggestion can you offer to IMPROVE it?


Does the reporter make the purpose clear early in the story? What is the purpose of this story? How can it be clearer?


What area is the strongest part of the story?

The weakest? Offer suggestions for improvement.


Does the body add to the total facts and help carry the idea along logically? Are the paragraphs well organized? Not too long?How could the development be IMPROVED?


Is the piece 1000 words or so?



Does the author use vivid words that add color and life to the story? How could the reporter add more life to this story?

Has the author incorporated many quotes from various sources?




Does the conclusion tie up all the loose ends, giving finality to the article? How might it be IMPROVED?




Offer the author two suggestions to improve the piece.

What would make this a better story?