essay of 800-825 words argumentative essay
Does the essay have a thesis statement that states a clear opinion without the words I think/I believe/It is my opinion etc…?
Does each paragraph start with a topic sentence that clearly supports the thesis statement?
Does the paragraph offer enough details to prove the opinion expressed in the topic sentence?
Is there a paragraph that addresses the counter opinion clearly?
Is there any irrelevant material that should be eliminated or rewritten?
Have I backed up each main point with enough explanation and examples?
Do I have enough details?
My arguments are organized in order of importance, with the most important last.
My essay is not a story.
Have used transition expressions within and between paragraphs to help readers follow my train of thought?
Have provided a concluding paragraph to wrap up the essay?
5. Sentence and Language Skills
Have I used a consistent point of view throught my essay? (I did not use “you”)
Have I used specific rather than general words?
Have I avoided wordiness and used concise wording?
Are my sentences varied in structure?
Have I checked for errors in my previous essays?
Have I checked for spelling and language?