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 section.
Mark any places where you find yourself becoming confused.
Underline any points that you find hard to believe.
Circle any ideas that you would like to know more about.