any topic is ok based on the assignment sheet
Evaluation essay (150 pts)
We need at least three (3) criteria by which we will judge the subject X to see if it suffices a â€œgoodâ€ Y (category). These criteria will be your supporting reasons and, fleshed out, will become your body Â¶s. Here are some possible topics:
vacation placepet (be specificâ€”not a â€œspeciesâ€)superherocar/truck
The introductory paragraph should briefly discuss the criteria, such as:
â€œPeople have differing views regarding the characteristics of a ____________________. For me, a _______________ should (first criterion). In addition, a ________________ should (second criterion). Perhaps most importantly, a _________________ should (third criterion). According to these criteria, X is a great Y.â€
Note: Students may use the example introduction above in their essays.
***We also have the option of arguing that a particular topic does not adequately fit the criteria:â€œAccording to these criteria, Mr. X is does make a great leader.â€
Each body paragraph, then, will develop a discussion that illustrates solid support for the thesis statement.
Each body paragraph will begin with a topic sentence that announces to the audience which criterion will be the focus of that particular paragraph.
The opposing viewpoint/rebuttal or concession paragraph should point out why other may disagree with your thesis. We can lead in to this paragraph thusly:
To the contrary, some might say . . . . Others would state . . . . Still others could argue
that . . . .
The conclusion should merely summarize the essay.
Certainly, one realizes that X is a good Y. (And then rephrase how X meets the criteria for Y).
Students should not research this topic. Students should know the topic well enough to produce this essay.
at least 1000 wordsNO â€œyouâ€ or â€œthingâ€or â€œstuffâ€ (-10 pts. for each word)
NO comma splices/frags/FSattention grabbing titleMLA format