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For instance, your health might be evaluated by an insurance company before issuing a policy. The purpose of this evaluation would be to determine your overall health and to check for existing medical conditions. The better your evaluation, the less the insurance company might charge you for coverage.
Criteria[ edit ] The key to effective evaluative writing is starting off with a clear and precise argument. Your main argument is what you will use to perform the evaluation.
You may want to argue that a Chevy Tahoe is better than a Ford Expedition based on its horsepower, gas mileage, capacity, warranty, etc. Other evaluators might argue the difference between their towing capability.
Whatever the main argument may be for your evaluative essay, make sure that your argument is clear. Make sure you have a well presented subject.
Without one, you will lose your readers. Create a thesis statement.
Thesis statements help you stay focused and help your reader to understand what is being evaluated or judged. Give only information that is imperative to the decision making process. If it looks like unnecessary information, it probably is.
Do not be biased when creating an evaluative essay. Give both good and bad examples of the topic. You are the "expert" in an evaluative essay. Support your opinions with facts, not whims. Things to Remember How to Evaluate[ edit ] A big question you might have is: That depends on what your subject is.
If you are evaluating a piece of writing, then you are going to need to read the work thoroughly. While you read the work, keep in mind the criteria you are using to evaluate. The evaluative aspects may be:Dorothy F.
Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Bachelor's Program Information Master's Program Information Doctoral Program Information. Evaluative writing is a type of writing intended to judge something according to a set of criteria.
For instance, your health might be evaluated by an insurance company before issuing a policy. The purpose of this evaluation would be to determine your overall health and to check for existing medical.
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Citation Machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard for free. Critical thinking is simply reasoning out whether a claim is true, partly true, sometimes true, or false.
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