Checklist for Peer-Reviewing
Writer's name: ______________________
Reviewer's name: ______________________
Directions: Review the paragraph assignment and put a checkmark
(√) next to the items
that you find. Put NO if the item is not complete. Return the
checklist and the paragraph to the writer.
- _____ The paper has the writer's name,
the course name/number, the professor's name, and the date at the top
of the page in correct format.
- _____ The writer kept the margins on both sides.
- _____ The writer wrote ONE paragraph with ONE
indentation (5 spaces) at the beginning of the paragraph.
- _____ The writer wrote the paragraph in every other line,
leaving one line blank (double-spacing).
- _____ The writer wrote the sentences
continuously, without leaving blank spaces in each line.
- _____ The paragraph has a title in the
middle of the page that includes the key words of the
- _____ The paragraph has a topic sentence that
includes the key words from the title and expresses the main idea.
- _____ The paragraph has at least 3 supporting
points (reasons/explanations) and 3 specific details for the
- _____ The paragraph has transitions to introduce
the supporting points.
- _____ The paragraph repeats key words or uses
- _____ The sentences in the paragraph are in
- _____ The paragraph has a concluding sentence
that repeats the idea from the topic sentence and includes the key
- _____ The paragraph is clear. All sentences
are easy to understand/follow.
- _____ The paragraph uses the vocabulary of the
- _____ The paragraph uses the grammar/sentence
structure of the unit.
- _____ The writer has a period at the end
of every sentence.
- _____ The writer uses proper capitalization for
the beginning of sentences and names.
- _____ The writer uses proper punctuation rules
- _____ The writer uses correct spacing between
words and with punctuation marks.
- Please write a positive comment at the bottom of the paragraph.
What did the writer do well?
- Write a suggestion. What should the writer change in the second
draft? (topic sentence, more key words, transitions, examples, etc.)
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's
College. Last updated:
June 15, 2016