Ask Others

Friends, relatives, and other students can all give useful feedback for revising your essays. However, such readers may provide rather narrow or uncritical comments unless they are given specific guidance. Consequently, it is helpful to give your reviewers a set of directions or specific questions to answer to obtain better suggestions for revision.

Give your reviewers directions like those listed below to collect helpful information. To learn how responses to these requests can guide your revisions, click on each button.

Several additional examples and a sample feedback form are available in the Peer Review Guide located under Resources.