Peer Review Checklist

This checklist explains many of the specific criteria that we look for when reviewing a completed project. Use it to help you evaluate each part of another group's project.

Troubleshooting Page

  • Does the troubleshooting page title match the name that appears on the white iFixit label on the device? The title should match this label with the word "Troubleshooting" appearing after the device name.

  • Does the page have at least five troubleshooting topics/problems?

  • Does each topic have thorough explanations of the causes, symptoms, and solutions for each problem?

  • Does the page link to all of the device's repair guides in applicable solutions?

  • Is there correct grammar and punctuation throughout the page?

  • Are the headers and subheaders all formatted correctly?

  • Does each topic follow the correct order of:

    • Symptom

    • Cause

    • Solution?

Device Page

  • Does the device page title match the name that appears on the white iFixit label on the device?

  • Does it include thorough background information on the device, as well as information on how to identify the device?

  • Does it have at least three properly formatted external links?

  • Is the device picture clear, well lit, and in the correct 4:3 aspect ratio?

    • To check the aspect ratio, click on the "Image metadata" link on the top left of the device picture.

  • Does the page contain correct grammar and punctuation?

  • Does the page contain Troubleshooting, Background and Identification, and Additional Information sections all in the proper formatting?

Guide Pictures

  • Are they well lit?

  • Is every action portrayed with hands in the shot?

  • Did they use appropriate markups for screws, clips, and fasteners?

  • Are their pictures taken on a clean background?

  • Is the white balance set so that the background looks white and all of the colors look natural?

  • Are the pictures in focus?

Guide Text

  • Does every guide use correct grammar and punctuation?

  • Are the steps clear and concise?

  • Do the bullets describe exactly how to do something, as opposed to simply what to do?

  • Do the guides correctly identify all tools and parts?

    • The blue tool should be called an "iFixit opening tool" and the black tool a "spudger."

    • The motherboard should only be called a "logic board" if the device is made by Apple.

Guide mechanics

  • Are the prerequisite guides used correctly?

    • No steps should be repeated.

  • Does each guide include a summary containing key search terms and phrases?

  • Does each guide include a descriptive introduction containing any background information a reader should know before they begin?

  • Are all guides called "replacement" guides (unless specifically told otherwise)?

  • Did they make sure not to include reassembly instructions?

  • Did they list all screw lengths (measured to the nearest 0.1 mm) and head types?

  • Do the bullet colors match their corresponding markup colors?

  • Are the caution/note/reminder bullets only used at necessary times?

    • Did they make sure not to write the words "Caution, Note, or Reminder" after the special bullets?

  • Did they only use tools for their intended purposes?

  • Is the "Details" section completed for all guides?

  • Does the conclusion read, "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order?"