Peer Editing for Process Analysis

To the Writer: Attach this sheet to the front of your essay. Have three other students read your process analysis. 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. Don’t limit yourself to this box: feel free to write in the body of the essay!





Editor  Name


General Reaction -- Read your classmate's piece quickly to understand its ideas. Write a few sentences addressing your first impressions about it. Is it well organized? Has it fulfilled the assignment of analyzing a process, directional or informational (or both)?


Is this essay interesting? Entertaining? Original?


Please indicate if the author has succeeded in keeping you interested throughout your reading. If not, consider: why are you not interested?



What does this essay teach/show?


How can it be more effective? Did you miss any steps?


What could be added to make it clearer?



Subtext: What is it? There should be a “real purpose” for the essay besides a process. Consider what the author reveals.


 How could it be made clearer?


 Offer suggestions for improvements and clarity.



Transitions. Has the author used clear, smooth transitions? Does the essay flow from step to step?


If needed, indicate where or how the transitions could be improved.


Which parts of the paper detract from the purpose? What is unnecessary?




Suggestions: Offer the writer at least two specific suggestions that might help him or her to improve the essay. 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.