how conversational or academic your tone, avoid superlatives (“It is the best comedy every written”) and oversimplifications (“Two thumbs up!”). Remember your job is to create an in-depth analysis, not make a sales pitch.
An evaluative essay assert a clear thesis and support your thesis convincingly with reasons, evidence, comparisons, and counterarguments (when appropriate). Incorporate at least three sources, as you may have to use these to describe/define your subject, to back up your argument, or to present a countering opinion. One source can be a visual (chart, graph, illustration, photograph, etc.). Cite your sources using MLA format, including in-text citations and a Works Cited page.
Your tone and style should fit your subject. For example, a political evaluation should have a more serious tone than a video game evaluation. No matter how conversational or academic your tone, avoid superlatives (“It is the best comedy every written”) and oversimplifications (“Two thumbs up!”). Remember your job is to create an in-depth analysis, not make a sales pitch.
TV Series (“The Walking Dead”)
Vacation Destinations (Road to Hana, Maui)
Technologies (Apple iPhone XR)
Politics (President Trump’s “Border Wall”)
Music (Childish Gambino)
Social Media Platforms (Snapchat)
Books (“Beautiful Boy”)
Sports (LeBron James)
3 FULL pages. Papers that are not at least 3 full pages cannot receive a grade higher than a “C.”
Essay must be typed, using double spacing, 1” margins, 12 point and Times New Roman font. Do not have extra spaces between your paragraphs. Do not bold, underline, or increase the font size of any part of your essay (including the title).