Self Evaluations And Writing

After writing and editing, but perhaps before sharing your draft with a peer, consider doing a self-evaluation of your document. Self-evaluations are used to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your own writing, and if done consistently, can help you to improve your own writing and the document itself.

 

Every time you do a self-evaluation, think about:

-the main strength of the document

-the main weakness of the document (and how can you improve it)

-one problem that you weren't sure how to solve (this is something you could talk to a peer or me about)

 

Simply reflecting on these three points after re-reading your document will help you to gain a new perspective on the quality of your writing and how you've presented your research findings.

 

Do you do self-evaluations of your writing? Do you think this practice would help you?