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EDITING QUESTIONS FOR PEER COLLABORATORS

Transitions

a. Are the transitions between sections and paragraphs effective?
b. Did you feel lost at any point? Where?

Style

a. Is the style sufficiently clear, varied, and graceful?
b. Where are the unclear, monotonous, or awkward passages?
c. Is the style concise?
d. Do you see any wordy passages?
e. Do you see any clichés?
f. Do you see any excessive use of to be verb forms (is, are, etc.)?

Diction

a. Does the language seem appropriate for its intended audience?
b. Do you see any discriminatory language?
c. Do you see any excessively formal or informal language?

Mechanics

a. Have the mechanical details (spelling, punctuation, etc.) been handled accurately and carefully?
b. What errors did you notice?

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