Sample Student Self-Critique (Cover Sheet) for a Paper
Self-Evaluation Cover Sheet
The issues that an individual instructor asks students to consider in a cover letter can focus on general conventions of academic writing or can be tailored to specific courses. In addition, these self-evaluation sheets encourage students to evaluate what they have accomplished so far, thus establishing the basis for revision. Many instructors ask students to address similar questions in what they call a “cover letter.”
Department of English
Cover sheet to be submitted with paper or draft.
What is your goal with this paper? What does this piece attempt to do?
What's the point?
What's the strongest aspect of this paper? What's working best?
What are you still unhappy with? What would you have wanted to continue to work on?
What aspects of this paper do you especially want comments on?
Are you experimenting with anything in this paper? Are you trying anything new as a writer?