Peer Editing for the Exposť

To the Writer: Have two other students read your exposť. Once they have made comments, revise your paper. You will submit a final draft attached to this rough draft and the peer editor comments.

To the Editor(s): Please write your name in the table. Please consider what kind of feedback you would like to receive and try to offer the same quality of feedback to your classmates. Follow the steps carefully, providing attention to detail to help the writer. Donít limit yourself to this box: feel free to write in the body of the essay!




General Reaction -- Read your classmate's piece quickly to understand its ideas. Write a few sentences addressing your first impressions about it.

         What do you feel? Has the story caught your emotions? What are they?

         Do you learn information? If so, what?


Research & Info

What types of information could be added to make it stronger? (i.e., who needs to be interviewed? What facts feel unclear?)


What information do you still need to know or that need clarifying? (review the research aspect)



Interviews & Quoting

Has the writer interviewed 2 authority sources?

5 peers?

Do the quotes flow into the narrative?

Describe the best sectionís use of interview evidence.


Describe a part of the piece that is weak in quoting. How could it be better?



Does the storyís structure flow?

Is the order of information logical? Clear?


Which parts of the paper detract from the purpose?

What is unnecessary? (What can be omitted?)





Class Input

List here the elements that the class decided was important in forming a solid in-depth report. Address these in your comments.








Suggestions: Offer the writer at least two specific suggestions that might help him or her to improve the in-depth feature. Think of questions you had while reading: did it make sense? Were you able to follow along? These may be questions that your classmate will want to answer in the next draft.