Checklist for Revising Your Work

  • Checklist For Revising Your Work

    _____  Did I stay focused and clearly say what I wanted to say?

    DO I NEED MORE?

    _____  Is there an interesting topic sentence that catches the attention of the reader, and clearly states what I am writing about?

    _____  Do I have enough details to support my topic sentence?

    _____  Do I have a good conclusion or closing sentence?

    DO I NEED TO CUT ANYTHING OUT?   

    _____  Are there details that don't support my main idea?

    _____  Did I repeat myself?

    _____  Are there sentences that don't make sense?

    _____  Have I said too much about something?

    WHAT CAN I CHANGE?

    _____  Are there any confusing or unclear ideas?

    _____  Did I SHOW and not just TELL about my ideas?

    _____  Are there parts that can be more interesting or exciting?

    AM I ORGANIZED?

    _____  Does my writing have a beginning, a middle, and an end?

    _____  Are my most important ideas placed where I want them?

    _____  Did I place my ideas and details in a logical order (according to how important they are, when they happened or where they happened)?

    _____  Did I follow directions for this assignment?

    _____  Did I include everything that I needed to?