You have been asked by a classmate to critique her work for her before she submits it for a grade. You aren't very sure of how to critique a work, so you decide to do some research beforehand. In your research you decide to find the following:
How would you best go about providing a critique to your classmate?
What type of feedback would most help your classmate improve his or her work? What elements of writing (thesis/focus, development/support, organization, transitions, grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc.) would you want to cover in your feedback? How would this feedback be helpful?
As you suggest how to best go about providing a critique to your classmate, I offer some ideas. First, I think it is vital to look at a peer's overall content. Does the writer adhere to the topic? Is the topic narrow enough to explore adequately? When looking at the overall content, you can look to see if enough evidence, facts, or details ...
Ideas for providing a critique to your classmate about his or her writing are advised.