Your Last Name 1
Created by L. Murray Page 1
Author: _____________________________________ Date: __________
WRITING ASSIGNMENT CHECKLIST
Instructions: Peer Editor will enter comments after each question mark; the author will indicate Y for Yes,
or N for No.
___ Are the words spelled correctly and in its correct form?
___ Are the words being used as the appropriate part of speech?
___ Is the vocabulary sophisticated/complex enough for a college student?
___ Are the following avoided: slang, clichs, contractions?
___ Is the word the best one that could be used to express the particular idea (not general, but specific)?
___ Are there complete sentences (i.e. subject, verb, complete thought)?
___ Are run-on sentences avoided (sentences that could be broken down into more than one sentence)?
___ Is punctuation used appropriately?
___ Is capitalization used appropriately?
___ Does everything in the sentence agree (subject-verb, pronouns)?
___ Are modifiers used correctly?
___ Does the sequence of ideas flow logically throughout the sentence?
___ Is the appropriate verb tense maintained throughout the sentence?
___ Is the sentence free of typos? (If the paper is typed)
Your Last Name 2
Created by L. Murray Page 2
___ Does the paper avoid direct organization statements (i.e. This paper will talk about)
___ Are the topic sentences in each paragraph within the guidelines of writing a descriptive?
___ Does the concluding sentence finalize the writing?
___ Does the sequence of ideas flow logically throughout the paragraph?
___ Is sentence structure (i.e. length, use of independent and dependent clauses) varied and sophisticated?
___ Is the appropriate verb tense maintained throughout the paragraph?
___ Are there a minimum of six sentences in each paragraph?
___ Is the paper properly formatted with the MLA guidelines followed (including length)?
___ Is all the necessary information in the heading (full name, date, period, title)?
___ Is the assignment completed as directed?