Writing a check is pretty easy once you know what each field is for. Always put the date on the date line. In the field Pay to the Order of you write the name of who the check is for. In the amount box, write in numbers, the amount of the check. Always put the cents in. On the line below Pay to the Order of, write out the amount of the check in words. Draw a line from the last word to the end of the line so nothing else may be added. Always sign your name on the signature line on the bottom right. The bottom left line is a memo line where you can jot a quick note on what the check was for.