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Journal Writing Checklist

Writing Process Checklist

The writing process checklist provides a guide for learners to complete the unit’s journal writing tasks. It is a set of yes/no items learners which can check off as part of their self-assessment prior to submitting their first draft to a peer (or the instructor) for review/feedback.

 Journal Questions Yes/No
Have you done some brainstorming/free-writing to generate ideas?
Did you do an outline?
Did you do a concept map to organize your ideas?
Did you include examples?
Did you adopt an alternate perspective?
Have you added supporting ideas?
Is the main idea clear to you?
Have you explored your own emotional impressions?
Did you ask a second opinion for feedback from a friend/peer?
Have you left this assignment overnight for a second look?
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