Ideas: 1. My paper is crystal clear from the first sentence to the last. It is very easy to tell what my main idea is. I kept my topic small and focused. 2. My message is very interesting and memorable. 3. I know this topic very well. 4. I was careful to choose many interesting, unusual details.
Organization: 1. I stick with one topic. I never wander. 2. I chose an organizational pattern that fits my topic, purpose and audience very well. This pattern helps make my meaning clear. 3. My transitions build strong bridges from sentence to sentence, from idea to idea. 4. My opening will grab your attention; my ending brings the paper to closure and leaves you thinking.
Voice: 1. This paper is so distinctive you can tell at once that it’s MY voice. 2. I think you will definitely want to share this paper aloud. 3. I LOVE this topic, and my enthusiasm will make the reader like it. 4. I thought of the needs and interests of my audience throughout the paper. 5. The voice of this piece is perfect for my purpose.
Word Choice: 1. Every word contributes to the main message. 2. I selected words with just the right shade of meaning. 3. I got rid of clutter. Every word counts.
Sentence Fluency: 1. My writing is clear, smooth, and easy to read. It flows! 2. Sentences begin in many different ways. They range from short and snappy to long and smooth. 3. I use transitions to connect ideas logically. 4. It’s easy to read this paper aloud with lots of expression.
Conventions: 1. Readers will really have to hunt to find any errors in my paper! 2. I used conventions to clarify my message and to bring out the voice. 3. I edited this paper thoroughly and am sure that I found and corrected all errors. 4. I looked and listened for errors more than once. This paper is ready to publish.