What Is An Evaluation?
What is an evaluation? An evaluation provides validation for the quality or lack of quality for a particular item, product, book movie, etc. You will judge something according to certain criteria, supporting it with reasons and evidence. Key Features of an evaluation Criteria: You need to determine clear criteria as the basis for your judgement. What criteria do you look for or expect when choosing what restaurant to dine? What criteria do you use when choosing a movie to watch? Judgement: Based on the criteria you developed, has it been met? Evidence: Supports the judgement. Evaluation Essay/Final Exam Requirements: Introduction (1 paragraph 7-10): include your thesis statement/judgement of the topic. Describe what you are evaluating. Body paragraphs (4-5 or more): supporting details that support the thesis statement and a topic sentence for each paragraph. In the body of an evaluation essay, you will offer evidence to support your judgments. Each criteria should include evidence to support why you made this judgment about the subject. Each body paragraph should focus on a specific criteria. Conclusion (1 paragraph 5-7 sentences): Conclude by summarizing the main points you have made. End with a recommendation for what you are evaluating. Restate your judgment. Minimum essay requirements: should be 750 words (roughly 3 pages) https://www.nytimes.com/section/books https://www.nytimes.com/section/movies https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-album-reviews/