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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: greenbear388 | Category: Lake region electric cooperative essay contest

Evaluation essays are just like reviews. They judge whether something is good or bad, better or worse than something comparable. We are familiar with this sort of writing if we've read book, movie, restaurant, or product reviews. Evaluation papers can be serious or funny, earnest or sarcastic. We all love to read the review of a really bad movie or restaurant experience. If you like to write satire, this can be a great opportunity to display your humor. Chances are you will have a great time, and so will your reader.

Finding the best criteria for your evaluation: In order to do this kind of writing well, you need to determine what sort of a topic you are evaluating. If it is a movie, then what genre is it: horror, romance, drama, etc.? Then you need to decide what would make an excellent movie in that genre in your opinion. For example, you may decide that a good romantic comedy has to have three things: humor, surprising plot twists, and actors you enjoy getting to know. Next, you will evaluate the movie you have chosen to see how well it matches those criteria, giving specific examples of how it does or does not fulfill your expectations of an excellent romantic comedy.

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    silverwolf435 17 Jan 2017 23:45

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    Паршкова Катя 18 Jan 2017 04:14

    I had to teach writing essays, privately, to students, and I used op-ed articles from The Economist because they are serious writers who present their thoughts logically and with a minimum of digression. For example: http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10102893 ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is write a suitable opening paragraph instead of the headline and make sure it corresponds with the conclusions that the op-ed is trying to state. ALSO, I would read this book; this is what I used because it provides a thorough breakdown of the parts of an essay. http://www.amazon.com/At-Glance-Essays-Lee-Brandon/dp/0618542280