Checklist for composition

Ensure that you have ticked off all aspects from the checklist below when you produce any type of text:

  • What is the purpose?
  • What is the context?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Structure
    • Opening, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Closing
  • Cohesion
    • Is the content organised logically?
    • Have you used linking words and/or conjunctions?
  • Language
    • A wide variety of vocabulary and grammar structure
    • Complexity of sentence structures
    • Proofread for any spelling
    • Is the language used appropriately for the context, purpose and audience?
    • Consistency in tenses and politeness
  • Content
    • Ensure that you have satisfied the minimum word requirement
    • Detailed information provided

Always remember to TEEL each paragraph.

  • Topic sentence
  • Elaborate
  • Examples
  • Linking sentence (Link, Compare or Contrast with previous or next ideas)


Marking Criteria for HSC Writing Components

5 Mark10 marks