Checklist for Revising the Final Paper

Understanding the Assignment

____ Did I demonstrate that I understood the requirements of the assignment?
____ Did I demonstrate an understanding of the skills and techniques needed to complete this assignment?
____ Did I demonstrate that I understood the readings relevant to this assignment?
____ Did I demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and methods in my discipline?
Content/Substance
____ Is the assignment complete?
____ Is the information appropriate for the assignment?
____ Did I use quotations, paraphrases, and summaries appropriately?
____ Are my citations and references in the correct style for my discipline?
Organization
____ Is the order of the information logical?
____ Are the introduction and conclusion clear and related?
____ Does the organization pattern reflect my critical thinking strategy?

Style

____ Do the transitions clearly act as verbal signals?
____ Do I use logical connections and summarize when necessary?
____ Is my style readable and coherent?
____ Is the tone expressive and consistent?

Diction

____ Are my tone and diction appropriate to my audience?
____ Is my English clear and emphatic?
____ Is my vocabulary appropriately formal or informal for this assignment?

Format

____ Is the format appropriate and conventional for this assignment?
____ Does the format of the assignment promote quick, clear understanding?
____ Do the graphics clarify the text?

Correctness/Mechanics

____ Is my paper free of spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors?
____ Do I use standard English?
____ Do I use appropriate typography for the final printing?