My original topic was a restaurant but i have decided to change it to draftkings or fan duel a online sports betting company.
The criteria will be my experience, the price i paid to lose, the odds of winning, and how it compares to other betting companys.
The audience will be the public
WRITING TO EVALUATE:
Write a three-to-four-page review essay with an evaluation
claim on a topic of your choice.
The purpose of this assignment is to argue the extent to
which a given thing-in-question fulfills the qualities or standards of its
class according to established criteria. Evaluation arguments like this are
very common in everyday life--especially in cases where writers need to
effectively explain that something is
good, effective, successful, feasible, or valuable for a
As you choose a topic, consider the categories explained by
our textbook: product reviews, media reviews, place evaluations, and evaluative
essays. Try, too, to pick something that interests you personally and that is
local if possible. Keep in mind, you’ll receive extra credit if you provide
evidence (photos, for example) that you have had first-hand experience with
1. Start by identifying a topic that interests you
personally and spend some time isolating the category in which it belongs (i.e.
family restaurant, action movie, science fiction novel, etc.). Next, spend
sometime researching/brainstorming the most appropriate criteria for judgment.
2. Develop a working thesis that includes a claim and reasons
joined by the a connective element like the word “because.” You should
eventually use these reasons--three or more, ideally--to shape the body of your
3. Decide who your target audience will be. Think
specifically about who you are trying to convince, and what you want them to do
(i.e. think more critically about the issue, change their perspective, take a
particular action, etc.).
4. Start writing by drafting an introduction that sets-up a
situation or problem your essay responds to--such as a misunderstanding,
difference of opinions, or need for more information. Then, use a paragraph to
explain and justify the criteria you will use to evaluate the
thing-in-question. Now you can begin using research, observation, and
description to support your judgment. As your essay takes
shape, make sure you include a “naysayer” paragraph that
evaluates an opposing point-of-view, and that your conclusion helps readers see
what they’ve gained from your essay.