This checklist allows a peer, or the writer him/herself, to assess a piece of writing, and to make sure that it includes the most essential writing targets for K-12. Students check either "YES" or "NO" for whether the writing includes that specific target or not, and many questions have a space for gathering follow-up information (i.e. The author uses interesting words. List Examples: ).
This tool was created for story writing, but it can be molded for essay writing as well.