approved by Jellicent; art by Bummer Hi there, and welcome to RMC! Let me explain what this is: In RMC, AM checkers can post their best AM check(s), and members of the GP team will rate their checks and give them suggestions. Much like the Grammar Dojo, this thread aims to improve the quality of AM checkers, allowing them to get into the GP team with ease. GP checkers can also post here for suggestions. This is the criteria: Readability: How readable are your checks? This is marked upon 5. Subjective Changes: Do you make many subjective changes? This is marked upon 20. Accuracy: How accurate are your checks? This is marked upon 30. Misc.: Other things. This is marked upon 5. All of this will be marked upon 60. If you get above 55 marks, your checks should be quite good. However, if you are weak in a certain part of checking, here are some tips: Readability: This is really this easiest part of a check. Just don't use hard to read colors. Subjective Changes: Try not to make subjective changes unless they are needed to make the sentence flow better. Accuracy: Always check the Spelling and Grammar standards when unsure of whether something is correct. Alternatively, go to #grammar on IRC to ask questions whenever needed. Misc.: n/a SCALES: Excellent: This amcheck is of extremely high quality. It was very easy to read, did not unnecessarily change the author's voice, tone, or diction. It made subjective changes that improved flow. Nearly every grammatical change was correct. There are little to no punctuation errors. Almost no errors were missed in the check. Good: This amcheck is of high quality. It was quite easy to read, and did not unnecessarily change the author's voice, tone, or diction. It made some subjective changes that did not improve flow. There were some punctuation errors. Some errors were missed in the check. Fair: This amcheck is of average quality. It was easy to read, but it unnecessarily changed the author's voice, tone, or diction. It made quite a few subjective changes that did not improve flow. Quite a number of errors were missed. Poor: This amcheck is of poor quality. It was hard to read and unnecessarily changed the author's voice, tone, or diction. It made many subjective changes that did not improve flow. A numerous amount of errors were missed. Useful Smogon links: Spelling and Grammar Standards Analysis Format Check Like the Prose: A Guide to G/P Check Like the Prose: Vol. II Smogon GP 101: Helpful Tips and the Basics Some general useful links: Purdue Online Writing Lab Corpus of Contemporary American Usage Grammar Girl Start posting your checks here!