- What is the writer’s purpose?
- Does the writing include all the necessary characteristics or elements of its particular type (cause-and-effect, narrative, research, etc.)?
- Is the writing organized logically?
- Has the writer used language that enhances his/her message?
- Is the writing unified/coherent?
- Did you point out the strength(s) or part(s) you found interesting?
- Is there any part that required more information?
- Is there any part that was irrelevant?
- Did you answer any questions the reader had about his/her writing?
Talking with someone else about your paper will almost always help you re-evaluate your content. Sometimes it reassures you that you’ve got it right; sometimes it reveals to you the places that need work. It is always a good idea to share your work before submitting the final draft.