Have your students use this list each time they write an essay. This is especially useful for students as they peruse their final draft. This list reminds students of some important considerations when writing. This is a two-page list that can be copied front and back for a "one-page" checklist. I required that my students staple this checklist to their final copy. I gleaned these items from years of grading 9 - 12 essays as well as AP English Literature essays.