Essay Check Sheet

Essay structure
Do you have an introduction?
Does your intro have a thesis statement?

Yes / No / Kind of

A main body? A conclusion? Is your essay at least 450 words?

Paragraph structure
Do you have a topic sentence? Do you support your ideas? Does your paragraph have a concluding sentence? Do you transition between paragraphs?
Does each paragraph have a main idea?

Yes / No / Kind of

Sentences
Did you use transition words? So, however, therefore, but, furthermore Did you use the right tense? See vs Saw Is your sentence complete? Do you use comparison and contrast words?

Yes / No / Kind of

Mechanics
Did you put a space after a comma or full stop. E.g. I like music, so I listen... Do you separate your ideas? E.g. One sentence, one main idea. Did you check your spelling? Did you use captial letters at the beginning of each sentence? Did you use direct translation?

Yes / No / Kind of