Does your paper state your position?
Does your topic sentence introduce the idea of the paragraph?
How does this piece of evidence support your thesis/answer your research question?
Did you introduce the quote?
Did you explain the significance of the quote?
Are your explanations clear?
Does your explanation connect back to your thesis? If so, how?
Do you use reliable sources?
Does your conclusion properly/effectively end your essay?
Are you repeating yourself unnecessarily?