Peer Editing Guide
Subject of News Article:
- Does the news article give you a clear picture of what happened in the photograph? If yes, how?
- What was the most interesting part of the article? What is your opinion about the piece.
- Does the article have a catchy headline and a byline? If not, suggest a catchy headline.
- Does the lead paragraph include the who, what, when, where, why, and how?
- What other information should be included in the lead paragraph?
Look at the remaining paragraphs.
- Are there remaining paragraphs?
- What are the main ideas of each remaining paragraph?
- Are the remaining paragraphs well organized (most important details first, etc.)?
- What additional organization or information would help?
- Are any parts of this article biased? If so, which parts?
- List at least two specific strengths of the article.
- List at least two ways the article could be improved.
- Is the works Cited List included? Is it in proper format with at least two sources?
Check capitalization, punctuation and spelling.
5=Superior 4=Good 3=Average 2=Fair 1=Poor
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