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PEER EDITING: PERSONAL NARRATIVE
- Re-read the first paragraph (or the first 8-10 lines). Is it well-written? __________________ Does it lure you to read on? ____________ Would you want to watch a movie or television show that began this way? _____________ What improvement(s) can you suggest for the INTRODUCTION, specifically about the writer’s ATTENTION GETTER?
- After reading the paper, summarize the main idea of the personal narrative below. Write a plot summary, if you need to. This is to help the author know s/he is getting the points across s/he wants to.
- Does the writer assume anything about the audience’s BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE? If so, what? Is this a fair assumption? Are there any terms, people, places, ideas that the author just expects the reader to know? Explain in the space below.
- Let’s talk about WORD CHOICE. Go through this paper and underline effectively used words or phrases. Circle words or phrases you think could use some more spice (this includes weak verbs)! Offer suggestions, if you have them.
- What about VOICE? Does the writer’s voice come through the paper? __________ Is it engaging and personal? _________ Voice is in incredibly important part of this assignment, as the author will actually be reading the piece and, in essence, telling a story. What grade would you give this paper on voice? How well does it actually sound like this persona? ____________ If there are any great examples of voice in the paper, put an * by them. Give any suggestions you have about the writer’s VOICE below.
- Identify the TONE of the paper in one word here: ______________ Is the tone appropriate for this piece? ______________ If the tone of the paper is unclear or not what the writer intended, offer some suggestions below.
- In the margin by each body paragraph, write a sentence or phrase telling what the paragraph is about. If it is difficult to decide what the topic is, put a “+” sign by the paragraph so the writer knows it needs help.
- Check those specific details. Put a # sign where the author may need to show, not tell or could add some more details, specifically sensory details. If there’s a place where the author is rocking out at this, put a smiley face on the paper and tell him or her with a positive comment.
- Does the author end the narrative effectively? _____________ Does it leave the reader wanting more? _____________ Does it get preachy or try to tell the reader what s/he should have learned in the paper (this is a no-no!) __________________ Leave any suggestions about the conclusion in this space:
- If you find spelling, punctuation or grammar errors or parts that are confusing, don’t correct them. Instead, put an appropriate mark to indicate the kind of mistake you found.
- In your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about this paper?
- If you were the author of this piece, what would you change? Or, offer some constructive criticism for the author below.
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Geared toward personal narratives, this form can be modified to fit any form of peer editing.