Write your answers on this sheet. Also, mark the essay where appropriate.
Writer’s name: (Writer: Please underline your thesis and topic sentences)
Editor’s name: _
Does the essay have an attention-getter in the introduction? Is it effective?
Does the introduction narrow to the main idea (thesis)? Is the thesis stated clearly and concisely as one sentence that contains a claim?
Does the essay have an engaging title that makes you want to read it? Does the title help you understand the main idea?
Identify passages where the language is too vague and needs more concrete and specific language. The body paragraphs especially should be full of specific, personal examples. Remember: this essay should use personal experience to develop a broader topic.