Self Assessment and Final Revisions for Opinion Essays

essay self assessment

This final opinion essay lesson is about self assessment and final revisions. We will look at how effectively evaluating your own work can significantly improve your writing abilities. This process will help refine the students’ understanding of what makes a compelling essay and help instill a sense of responsibility and independence in their academic endeavors. By the end of this lesson, students will have a clearer perspective on their strengths and areas for improvement, paving the way for continuous growth as a writer.

Learning Goals

  • I will be able to effectively evaluate the structure and content of my introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion.
  • I will be able to identify and correct errors in my in-text citations and works cited page according to MLA standards.
  • I will be able to reflect on my writing process and identify specific areas for improvement in future essays.



  1. Have paper copies of student essays ready for them to review.
  2. Distribute the self evaluation activity sheet.
  3. Guide students through marking their essays, step-by-step, using the attached worksheet.
  4. Have students finish with the reflection on the worksheet.
  5. Let students complete their final revisions after evaluating themselves.
  6. Collect the final student essays and self-evaluations.

Self Assessment Worksheet for Opinion Essays

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