Six Trait Self Evaluation
|Rank from 1 (low) to 5 (high) these skills in your draft: Use your rankings to decide what to improve upon in your next draft of this writing|
Sentence Fluency Revision
____ I use simple and complex sentences.
___ I use a variety of transitional words when I write.
____ If I read aloud, I can hear a rhythm behind my sentences.
____ If I repeated anything, I did it for effect.
____ My introduction grabs the reader's attention.
____ My conclusion links back to my introduction.
____ I used transition words to move from idea to idea.
____ My paragraphs show where my sub-topics begin and end.
____ My title stands for my entire draft, not just part of it.
Word Choice Revision
____ My adjectives are appropriate and thoughtful.
____ I used a good balance of action and linking verbs.
____ My nouns are precise; I don't overuse pronouns.
____ It is clear that I am not afraid to take risks with new words.
____ I use a few color and texture words to describe.
Idea Development Revision
____ I used a balance of showing and telling.
____ My details try to paint a picture in the reader's
____ I stayed on topic throughout the entire writing.
____ My theme/message is clear to my reader.
____ I really tried to show passion about my topic.
____ If read aloud,
it sounds like something I might
____ I did things in my writing to help my audience
____ I captured a tone or mood with my words.
____ Any use of humor or sarcasm is appropriate.
____ I had my second draft checked for spelling errors.
____ I had my second draft checked for "end punctuation" errors.
____ I had my second draft checked for "internal" errors.
____ I had my second draft checked for capitalization.
____ I had my second draft checked for grammatical error.
____ The text is easy to read whether typed or handwritten.
______ The format suits the purpose, and invites the reader into the text.
______ Fonts are limited to two typefaces on a page.
______ The use of formatting allows the reader to access information easily. (font,bullets etc)
______ There is a clear purpose for combining text and graphics ( charts, graphs, tables)
______ The font, size and style are appropriate and support the message.
______ Spacing supports readability.
______ The text is not crowded - white space enhances readability.
______ The information is clear to the reader.
______ The alignment between text and visuals is clearly represented.
______ Presentation is creative and original in design.