Self-assessment for text quality

Text type

  • Is the text type appropriate for the audience?
  • Is there no mix of different text types?
  • Have the rules of an academic paper been applied correctly?


  • Does the reader still have questions after reading the text?
  • Does the text contradict itself?
  • Is all the information presented in the text correct?


  • Is the coherence between the different paragraphs clear?
  • Are the paragraphs structured similarly?
  • Have sufficient link words been used to indicate coherence?


  • Is the formulation understandable, to the point, and attuned to the audience?
  • Is the style consistent throughout the text?
  • Are the sentences and word choice correct?


  • Is the presentation in line with the requirements? (e.g., not too many headings, inappropriate bold face and italics, etc.)
  • Is the layout consistent throughout the text?
  • Are there no spelling and punctuation errors?