Self-Evaluation and Checklist for Essay My last paper had the following problem areas: In this paper I have looked carefully over these specific areas and have improved them in the following manner: Checklist: _____ The introductory paragraph unequivocally states the thesis of the paper, which is the following: ____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _____ Several categories clearly back up this claim (add more if necessary): a) _____________________________________________________________________ b) _____________________________________________________________________ c) _____________________________________________________________________ _____ Body, citations, and bibliography are properly formatted. _____ I have honestly taken the time to edit my paper to correct run-on sentences, fragments, punctuation, and capitalization. _____ I have made an effort to support my assertions with evidence from the text, and to avoid conjectures and personal opinion. _____ I have taken the time to delete needless verbiage, e.g. very, with respect to, basically, the fact that, etc. _____ Finally, I have reread the entire paper to check for careless errors.