Dr. Laura L. Runge
Draft or Plan Assessment
When you read the drafts or microdrafts of your classmates, consider what you can offer to make the writing / essay better. Offer constructive advice, being as specific as possible. The writer may not have seen things from your perspective, and he or she will benefit from another point of view. When making comments, students tend to be uncritical because they don't want to hurt the writer's feelings. You should point out errors or potential problems in a respectful way, as well as give encouraging support where appropriate.