- Does the essay, as a whole, flow and make sense on the first reading? If not, at what point in the essay did you become confused and why? Make suggestions.
- Are transitions between blocks of ideas and paragraphs clear? If not, point these out.
- How is the author's sentence structure? Mark any awkward, run-on, choppy, or fragmented sentences.
Also, suggest better word choices, if necessary.
- Edit for mechanics (smaller grammatical problems): commas, periods, capitals, paragraph breaks, spelling, MLA documentation, etc.).