Checklists

These checklists can be used by students, faculty, and others to review a variety of types of student papers, ranging from basic scholarly reports to dissertations, to provide guidance in moving towards publication. They are discussed in more detail in Owens, J.K., Cowell, J.M., Kennedy, S.M., Newland, J.A., & Pierson, C.A. (2020). Mentoring the novice writer to publication: 12 checklists for students, faculty, and other reviewers. Nurse Author & Editor, 30(3), 5. The authors hope you find these helpful in your writing efforts.

These are interactive PDFs and may be completed electronically. Alternatively, they can be printed and completed by hand. There is no charge to use these checklists although we ask that you do not remove the reference to¬†Nurse Author & Editor at the top of each one and the source attribution included at the bottom. Thank you! —Leslie H. Nicoll, Editor-in-Chief

  1. Scholarly Paper: General Checklist for Students or Novice Authors
  2. Writing a Review of the Literature: Checklist for Students or Novice Authors
  3. Writing a Manuscript from a Dissertation/Thesis: Checklist for Students or Novice Authors
  4. Writing a Manuscript from an Evidence-Based Practice Project: Checklist for Students or Novice Authors
  5. School Paper to Manuscript: Faculty Mentor Checklist
  6. School Paper to Manuscript: Student Checklist
  7. Brief Grid for Faculty/Mentor Feedback for General Scholarly Paper
  8. Detailed Grid for Faculty Feedback for Basic Student Research Critique
  9. Basic Grid for Faculty Feedback for Student Review of Literature
  10. Basic Grid for Second Second Reader Feedback for Thesis or Dissertation
  11. Basic Grid for Second Reader Feedback for Evidence-Based Practice Project
  12. Grid for Second Reader Feedback for Manuscript