is used as an aid to memory
. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. A basic example is the "to do list." A more advanced checklist would be a schedule
, which lays out tasks to be done according to time of day or other factors.
Checklists are presented as lists with small checkboxes
down the left hand side of the page. A small tick or checkmark
is drawn in the box after the item has been completed.