Review the class syllabus and grading criteria to get a sense of how your professor will evaluate your work at the end of the semester. Knowing how your professor thinks will help you write your evaluation. English classes tend to assess writing skills such as grammar, syntax, writing thesis statements and making a coherent argument. More specific English classes, such as creative writing, tend to evaluate your ability to create a character and plot in short stories. Other English classes, such as Shakespeare, will measure your ability to present a critical analysis of the material. Tailor your self-evaluation to the specific goals of the class.