o In Evaluation, have you taken a clear position for or against o Have you made your Criteria (standards of judgment) clear
o Does the INTRODUCTION try to capture the reader’s attention—typically, a story about real people or a real experience is an effective attention getter o Is the THESIS sentence profoundly clear o Is the thesis sentence followed by a FORECASTING STATEMENT that contains the essay’s main points o Does each body paragraph start with a TOPIC SENTENCE o Is there a TRANSITION sentence between each body paragraph
o Does each body paragraph contain at least one DIRECT QUOTATION o Are quotations correctly CITED: “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs” (King 27). o Does the essay contain at least one BLOCK QUOTATION (indented two tabs on the left)
o Does the CONCLUSION restate the thesis sentence o Does the conclusion also summarize the essay’s MAIN POINTS o Does the essay try to end with a thought-provoking idea
o Have you been sure to CITE all information you borrowed from another source o Have you used at least FIVE sources o Are the entries on the WORKS CITED page in alphabetical order (easybib.com or citationmachine.net can help). o Is your essay in MLA documentation format outside source can not over 30% of essay.