Memoir Assessment

We use this assessment as a first step toward students taking more responsibility for their own writing. It is assignment-specific, but could easily be modified for other assignments. Available as PDF.


My self-assessment

Peer assessment (Name:                    )

The person I am writing about is…



The characteristic I want to show in this person is…



I have narrowed down my topic to one, single event that shows this person’s characteristics.



I have used plenty of sensory details.



  • sight



  • sound



  • smell



  • taste



  • touch



I have included many specific nouns

List some examples

List some examples

Each of my paragraphs have only one topic

Para 1 topic _____________________

Para 2 topic _____________________

Para 3 topic _____________________

Para 4 topic _____________________

Para 5 topic _____________________

Para 6 topic _____________________

Para 7 topic _____________________

Para 1 topic _____________________

Para 2 topic _____________________

Para 3 topic _____________________

Para 4 topic _____________________

Para 5 topic _____________________

Para 6 topic _____________________

Para 7 topic _____________________

Things I could do to improve this

Additional sensory details I could include



  • sight



  • sound



  • smell



  • taste



  • touch



Additional, specific nouns I could include

List some examples

List some examples


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