3.3 Peer Review
To: Ranjit Dhaliwal
From: Morgan Brandt
Date: December 9, 2019
Subject: Peer Review of Formal Report Draft
Having read your draft, the report is thorough and appeals to the reader’s interests. The main features addressed below revolve around formatting and organization.
- Most informative sections:
- Page 3, Highest and Best Use definition
- Page 5, ‘Verification of Third-Party Information’
- Page 11, ‘Other Land use Controls’
- Page 13, ‘Trends and Policies,’ paragraph 1
- Page 14, ‘Theory and Principle of Highest and Best Use’
- Highest and Best Use analysis portion covers the subject effectively defines an affordable solution through primary and secondary sources.
- Progression of Information:
- Introductory section ‘Definition of the Problem’ needs further details regarding the property, appears to bleed into further sections but requires a brief introduction and methods section.
- Headings are intuitive and clear.
- All sections are clearly connected however the conclusion headings disrupt the flow, revise headings to refer to the content below.
- Tone is objective and critical, focuses on finding a positive solution for highest best use.
- Areas of confusion:
- ‘Trends and Policies’ page 13, paragraph 2 is unclear as to what the city encourages purpose-built rentals. Phrasing problem.
- Tables are well-designed and effectively integrated into the content.
- Page 7 has exemplary spacing and use of tables
- Areas for improvement:
- Page 21, ‘Secured Market Rental Housing Policy (Rental 100),’ text and figure are crowded, consider spacing the table further down from paragraph above.
- MLA Formatting
- Double-space document
- Page numbers in the header, top right with the last name in front ie) Dhaliwal 1
- Remember in-text citations for legal documents as well, even when paraphrasing
- Follow a font style throughout the documentveral006Cvererereer
Figures and Tables
- Well constructed and clear data representation
- Areas for improvement:
- Page 6. ‘Dimensions, Shape and Area’ a map of the land plot is beneficial here.
- Page 10. ‘Design and Layout’ could use a floor plan to visualize the property in question.
- Table of Contents
- Add one under the ‘references’ heading. This uses the headings formatted in the document
- Easily update headings and page numbers by updating the table.
Overall, the draft fulfills the assignment 3.3 criteria while maintaining a professional tone with the reader’s interest in mind. As progress continues, keep these suggestions in mind to create a well-executed report. Enclosed with this peer review is a marked-up copy of the draft with comments directed to the passages mentioned above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.