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Self-Assessment 1: Writing Texts

Before we begin writing texts in English, take a few minutes and think about the following questions:


          When it comes to writing texts, my main strengths are:




          Things I am not so good at / my weaknesses are:




Have you ever actually worked on improving a text that was not really satisfactory? That is what you are expected to do. You will get feedback on your text from your classmates and you have to proof-read your own text (with special attention paid to your weak points!). With the help of dictionaries and grammar books you should be able to improve the first draft of your text.
You go on working like this for the next months and you will see a definite improvement in your performance regarding the writing of texts!


Detailed Self-Assessment (2): Writing Texts

When you want to write a really good and faultless text, there are lots of things to bear in mind. Tick the appropriate boxes below and you will see where there is still room for improvement.

Before I begin to write a text

  Yes sometimes no
- I collect and organise ideas (e.g. in a mind map)




- I look up words / phrases I need to express specific ideas




- I make sure I know which type of language (formal, informal) I must use






  yes sometimes no
- I write a new paragraph for each new aspect




- I deliberately use a variety of linking words   




- I look up vocabulary, spelling, collocations and grammar     when I am in doubt






  yes sometimes no
- I proof-read my work diligently, asking / looking for help if necessary




- I rewrite my text if need be













Self-Assessment 1: Writing Texts: Herunterladen [doc] [25 KB]

Self-Assessment 1: Writing Texts: Herunterladen [pdf] [29 KB]

Detailed Self-Assessment (2): Writing Texts: Herunterladen [doc] [30 KB]

Detailed Self-Assessment (2): Writing Texts: Herunterladen [pdf] [31 KB]